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Park View: a 'Kite Mark for Stewardship'

Park View: a 'Kite Mark for Stewardship'

A newly-published report, by property consultants Knight Frank, has described our commitment to developing high quality properties as part of our Landowner Legacy as a ‘kite mark for stewardship’.

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We've Appointed an Award-Winning Consultancy to Help us Shape a Sustainable Future

We've Appointed an Award-Winning Consultancy to Help us Shape a Sustainable Future

We are working with VeloCity, which features engineers, architects and planners, to re-imagine a future based around people, places, public transport and new technology.

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Returning To Build Communities

Returning To Build Communities

Work is now re-starting at both Hanborough Gate and Park View developments, with more new sites set to get under way in the near future.

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Lake Dredge Project Postponed

Lake Dredge Project Postponed

Our lake dredge project, set to start this month, has been postponed.

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We've Donated Descendants of our Ancient Oaks to Volunteer Tree Stewards

We've Donated Descendants of our Ancient Oaks to Volunteer Tree Stewards

We donated a mix of young oak, cherry and beech saplings grown on our Estate to the Combe Parish Tree Stewards scheme.

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Council’s U-Turn Will Put Our Affordable Homes Model at Risk

Council’s U-Turn Will Put Our Affordable Homes Model at Risk

Our radical new way to provide more than 200 truly affordable homes in Woodstock is at risk after Cherwell District Council opted to remove it from their Local Plan.

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Ecology Team to Safeguard Wildlife Ahead of Lake Dredge

Ecology Team to Safeguard Wildlife Ahead of Lake Dredge

A team of ecologists have begun work to help safeguard vital wildlife habitats ahead of our £9m lake dredge project, which is due to get under way in April.

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Housing Commission Recognises Radical Approach to Affordable Homes

Housing Commission Recognises Radical Approach to Affordable Homes

Our radical approach to affordable housing has been featured in a major new government-backed report.

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£9m Project to Dredge our Lake

£9m Project to Dredge our Lake

A massive civil engineering project due to begin in April will see more than 300,000 cubic metres of silt removed from the Queen Pool lake.

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Park View opened by MP Robert Courts

Park View opened by MP Robert Courts

Witney MP Robert Courts officially opened our landmark Park View development on Thursday, 23rd January.

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Decision to remove Woodstock site from Local Plan is a

Decision to remove Woodstock site from Local Plan is a "huge lost opportunity"

The site, known as PR10, has not been included even though more homes will now be added to Green Belt sites which have been allocated, despite this being against national policy. PR10 is the only site among the Cherwell allocations that is not located in the Green Belt.

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We've donated saplings to the Long Hanborough Community Tree Project

We've donated saplings to the Long Hanborough Community Tree Project

Volunteers from the Long Hanborough Community Tree Project joined local youngsters in a special tree-planting scheme recently.

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Abseiling Ecologists monitor our Grand Bridge's rare bats

Abseiling Ecologists monitor our Grand Bridge's rare bats

Abseiling ecologists are using miniature borescope cameras to monitor rare bat colonies roosting inside our Grand Bridge.

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We've launched a ground-breaking new land strategy

We've launched a ground-breaking new land strategy

We have unveiled a revolutionary new approach to managing our 12,000 acres of land over the coming decades.

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Meet Jake, our Game Management & Wildlife Conservation Apprentice

Meet Jake, our Game Management & Wildlife Conservation Apprentice

Jake Smith, 16, from Henley-on-Thames is among the latest young people to take advantage of our commitment to train over 100 apprentices within the next 10 years.

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We're welcoming British White Cattle onto the Blenheim Estate

We're welcoming British White Cattle onto the Blenheim Estate

We're welcoming a herd of British White Cattle onto the Blenheim Estate, to protect our ancient oak woodland.

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The Blenheim Estate Office wins an Oxford Preservation Trust Award

The Blenheim Estate Office wins an Oxford Preservation Trust Award

The Blenheim Estate Office has been recognised in the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2019.

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We proudly hosted a seminar on Affordable Homes

We proudly hosted a seminar on Affordable Homes

In partnership with West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC), we recently hosted a ground-breaking seminar on our radical new approach to the provision of truly affordable housing.

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Radley College Appoints Pye Homes to Develop New Community

Radley College Appoints Pye Homes to Develop New Community

Radley College has appointed Pye Homes to build 240 new properties on its land.

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We've opened our doors to Aspire, a social inclusion charity

We've opened our doors to Aspire, a social inclusion charity

We're joining forces with an award-winning employment charity and social enterprise to provide classes and activities for people facing multiple challenges, helping them move forward with their lives.

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Tiny Acorns Continue Legacy of our Ancient Oaks

Tiny Acorns Continue Legacy of our Ancient Oaks

Our Forestry Team are propagating 3,000 acorns from our unique collection of 900-year-old oak trees.

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New report shows direct link between community and 'social capital'

New report shows direct link between community and 'social capital'

We recently accommodated a special event where the University College of Estate Management (UCEM) published the findings of The Value of Community, a joint report which reveals a direct link between housing type and social benefits – so-called ‘social capital’.

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We've Unveiled our Long-Term Legacy Principles for Developments

We've Unveiled our Long-Term Legacy Principles for Developments

At Blenheim Estate Homes we have just unveiled a ground-breaking set of commitments which set new standards in landowner legacy development.

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Introducing Park View

Introducing Park View

We have proudly unveiled our new landmark property development site, Park View, during a VIP preview.

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New Doctor's Surgery in Long Hanborough is well underway

New Doctor's Surgery in Long Hanborough is well underway

We've created a series of new way marked permissive paths to provide access to our wider estate.

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Blenheim Estate trees help reconstruct Anglo-Saxon Royal House

Blenheim Estate trees help reconstruct Anglo-Saxon Royal House

Eighty trees from woodland on the Blenheim Estate are being used to create an authentic reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon royal house in Oxfordshire.

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Blenheim Estate Unveils New Permissive Paths

Blenheim Estate Unveils New Permissive Paths

We've created a series of new way-marked permissive paths to provide access to our wider estate.

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Ecology project boost for development's biodiversity

Ecology project boost for development's biodiversity

We're boosting the ecology of Hanborough Gate, Long Hanborough.

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Hanborough Gate to offer Taste of the Countryside

Hanborough Gate to offer Taste of the Countryside

Visitors to the newly-opened Hanborough Gate show home will be able to enjoy a taste of the countryside on Monday, 27th May.

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Hanborough Gate show home opens over bank holiday weekend

Hanborough Gate show home opens over bank holiday weekend

Including a £10,000 interior design offer for new buyers towards interiors, supplied by Vogue Showhomes.

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Blenheim Estate to waive tenant fees three months early

Blenheim Estate to waive tenant fees three months early

New tenancy fees will be waived from March onwards, ahead of the new Tenant Fees Act which becomes law on 1st June.

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Palace's former stone quarry to accommodate new homes

Palace's former stone quarry to accommodate new homes

A former stone quarry, originally used to build Blenheim Palace, is set to be developed into 10 new homes.

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Community Development Charity Appointed to Consult on Woodstock's Future

Community Development Charity Appointed to Consult on Woodstock's Future

Community First Oxfordshire appointed to consult local people about the current and future needs of the town.

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Appointing a Facilitator for Community Planning

Appointing a Facilitator for Community Planning

Alongside Woodstock Town Council, we're appointing a facilitator to help us produce an infrastructure and community delivery plan for Woodstock.

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Blenheim Estate acquires Pye Homes

Blenheim Estate acquires Pye Homes

We are very proud to announce we have acquired our long-standing development partner Pye Homes

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Work begins on a new community development

Work begins on a new community development

In partnership with Pye Homes, we're working on a new housing development east of Woodstock.

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We've handed over the first keys for our new affordable homes

We've handed over the first keys for our new affordable homes

The first new residents have moved in to our ground-breaking affordable housing scheme in Long Hanborough

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We've unveiled our radical new affordable housing scheme

We've unveiled our radical new affordable housing scheme

Under our scheme, which is being trialled at the Long Hanborough development, 35% of the properties will be affordable housing.

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We've signed up to The Prince's Foundation's Principles of Responsible Home Building

We've signed up to The Prince's Foundation's Principles of Responsible Home Building

We are joining forces with other large estates to champion the need for responsible housing development.

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