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Furze Platt, Blenheim North Park

Furze Platt, Blenheim North Park

Proposed new house to serve as a true home at the heart of the Blenheim Estate.

Furze Platt is a proposed, partly new, dwelling situated in the North Park of Blenheim Palace. The proposal is for a new modern family home to allow the next, and future Dukes and their families to live within the parkland.

The main new dwelling is an expression of the Park Lodge tradition with a Modern Classical style linking to the existing barn and cattle barns which will be renovated alongside the main house.  The development of Furze Platt will provide an evolution of the social heritage of the World Heritage Site, creating a dwelling on the Estate fit for modern living and allowing the opportunity for future Dukes to live within the Blenheim Park.      

The proposed scheme has been refined following consultation with Historic England and West Oxfordshire District Council and has been crafted to respond to the Blenheim Palace World Heritage Site and Grade I Listed Parkland.

The planning application has been submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council and further information on the proposal can be found on the local authorities planning register using planning reference: 23/00147/FUL.

“The proposed house will become the comfortable and elegant centrepiece of an enclosed and inhabited grove within the wider story of Blenheim – another chapter in the unfolding Marlborough/Spencer-Churchill story and is designed as the permanent and future residence of the Marquis and Marchioness of Blandford, their family and successors.” - Jeremy Musson

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