The ceremony marks the beginning of the new development of Chipping Norton assistance

The ground braking ceremony

The new land plot at Rockhill Farm was developed by Housing 21 in collaboration with the West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) and the Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and will provide 80 one and two bedroom apartments for rent. cheap and shared ownership.

The development will offer people over the age of 55 a range of services and facilities including a 24-hour on-site support team for those in need, a guest lounge and a guest room as well as a dining room cafeteria / bistro and hairdresser, both of which will be available to the local community.

OCC Cllr Lawrie Stratford, a member of the Cabinet for Adult Social Assistance and Public Health, said: “It is fantastic to see work begin in what will be a great development for our over 55s, offering an excellent standard of accommodation.

“It will also be much more than just a place of life; it was created with the vision of creating an active and committed community to support the well-being of its residents.

“At the Oxfordshire County Council we were delighted to support this project with the land and to work with our partners Housing 21 and West Oxfordshire District Council to turn this collective vision into reality.”

WODC Cllr Jeff Haine, member of the cabinet for strategic planning, added: “We are committed to ensuring that affordable housing is built to meet the needs of local residents.

“We know there is a real demand for housing of this type in the district, so it’s great to see this significant development take off.”

The development of Extra Care Living, located outside Russell Way, is under construction by Deeley Construction and is expected to be completed in August 2021. The first residents are expected to move to their new homes in September 2021.

Lorraine Jenner, Head of Extra Care at Housing 21, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Oxfordshire County Council and the West Oxfordshire District Council to provide the latest extra care program to Chipping Norton.

“Housing 21 is the leading extra service provider across England, providing at least 10 percent of the country’s supply.

“We will work closely with local schools, older people groups and Chipping Norton social care teams to ensure a fully integrated and community-based approach to the scheme at the time of opening.

“This ceremony marks the beginning of an exciting trip to the area.”

Martin Gallagher, CEO of Deeley Construction, added: “We are delighted to be working with Housing 21 and the wider partnership on this much needed new Extra Care scheme that will help meet the needs of the local community, which is important to us as a company. of the Midlands.

“We have carried out numerous projects in the housing and assistance sector, but this is our first with Housing 21 and it was nice to be part of a collaborative process of this type”.

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