Sold. Residential Scheme in Steeple Claydon, Bucks


Manor Oak Homes is pleased to confirm that the proposed development at Buckingham Road, Steeple Claydon, Bucks is “SOLD”.

  • Land with the benefit of outline planning permission for 95 new homes;
  • Comprises of both market and affordable dwellings and public open space;
  • The area of proposed public open space is approx 33% of the total site area;
  • Accessed from Buckingham Road, to the west of the site;
  • The site is approximately 4.6 hectares (11.36 acres)
  • The site was won at appeal against Aylesbury District Council
  • The site was sold to Crest Nicholson through agents Strutt & Parker

Sold through the Agents.

Case Study

We entered into a promotional agreement with a landowner at Steeple Claydon on a 11 acre site in Aylesbury Vale. Although the site related well to the village form, the site was on a gently sloping hill with medium-long distance views to the north east, which mean that landscape was our primary concern. We worked closely with the landscape officer to deliver a scheme that they could approve.

At the public exhibition we had a lot of support for our landscape-led scheme that lay on the outskirts of Steeple Claydon. We submitted an outline application within 3 months of entering the promotional agreement for 95 dwellings, anticipating that Aylesbury Vale District Council did not have a 5 year housing land supply.

Unfortunately the landscape officer we had worked with left the council, and the new officer opted to recommend refusing the application on landscaping issues, despite local support. After taking expert QC advice, we chose to appeal Aylesbury Vale’s decision to refuse our outline application.

Despite the planning inspector noting the challenging landscaping issues and accepting that the Council now had a five year housing land supply, we won the appeal as we successfully argued that the site was not in a valued landscape area, and that the scheme demonstrated a sustainable development in a suitable location to meet high local demand for new homes.

After completing a ground investigation to ensure the site was ‘oven ready’ for developers, we sold the site through Strutt and Parker on the open market through a two stage blind bidding process that maximised developer offers. The site has now been sold to Crest Nicholson, who were able to offer excellent terms and high quality design that the landowner was impressed with.

Freehold Interest Sold through the Agents Strutt and Parker to Crest Nicholson.

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Manor Oak Homes published development information and reports onto their website back in 2015 to take in the community feedback and local residents thoughts and comments.

The proposal for a 95 residential dwellings comprising of both market value dwellings and affordable dwellings with approx 33% of the total site area proposed to public open space.

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