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Christmas Comes Very Early

Christmas Comes Very Early

It may only be February but our Forestry Team is already hard at work preparing for Christmas.

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Scan Reveals Record Ratio for our Sheep Flock

Scan Reveals Record Ratio for our Sheep Flock

Our flock of sheep are expecting a record ratio of lambs this year according to the latest ultrasound pregnancy scans.

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Volunteers Restore Historic Hedgerow

Volunteers Restore Historic Hedgerow

A team of volunteers is helping to re-plant an ancient hedgerow as part of a wildlife conservation project in Bladon.

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We're Building Bee B&Bs

We're Building Bee B&Bs

We're building our own natural hives to help protect dwindling colonies of wild bees across our estate.

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Our Partner Pye Homes Won Top Prizes at Housebuilder Awards

Our Partner Pye Homes Won Top Prizes at Housebuilder Awards

Our partner, Pye Homes, have won two top prizes at this year’s Housebuilder Awards, the most sought-after and prestigious annual ceremony in the industry.

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Restored Waterfall Roars Back to Life

Restored Waterfall Roars Back to Life

Our iconic manmade waterfall, created by ‘Capability’ Brown, has been restored to its former glory following a major repair and restoration project.

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New tenants playing vital role in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

New tenants playing vital role in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Our new tenants at Witney Business & Innovation Centre; Healthtech Firm Visiba are helping ease pressure on NHS & support rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Brightening up the community with nearly 2,000 spring bulbs

Brightening up the community with nearly 2,000 spring bulbs

Our Gardens Team are donating nearly 2,000 spring bulbs to local groups following an online appeal.

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We're Supplying Lamb to One of Country’s Oldest Family Butchers

We're Supplying Lamb to One of Country’s Oldest Family Butchers

We are working with Aldens of Oxford, one of the UK’s longest established family butchers, to offer our high quality lamb to its customers.

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Huge Interest in our Latest Collection at Park View

Huge Interest in our Latest Collection at Park View

We are officially launching our latest collection of our landmark Park View development this weekend and hundreds of buyers have already pre-registered their interest.

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Farming Charity Opens New HQ on our Estate

Farming Charity Opens New HQ on our Estate

We have provided FarmAbility a permanent hub space as part of our ongoing partnership with the charity.

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Our Herdsman Harvests Bumper Crop From Giant Veg Chaos Garden

Our Herdsman Harvests Bumper Crop From Giant Veg Chaos Garden

Our Herdsman Richard has harvested a bumper crop of vegetables from a giant edible chaos garden he created on our Estate.

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We're measuring our biodiversity as part of a nationwide wellbeing study

We're measuring our biodiversity as part of a nationwide wellbeing study

Scientists are studying the sounds of nature in our estate as part of a nationwide study into the potential benefits of green spaces for health and wellbeing.

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Stamp Duty has been temporarily waived

Stamp Duty has been temporarily waived

Homebuyers can save thousands under the new Stamp Duty threshold.

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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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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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Doctor's Surgery in Long Hanborough is underway

Doctor's Surgery in Long Hanborough is underway

A new doctors’ surgery being built as part of our Hanborough Gate development is set to enhance the provision of primary care in the area

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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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