Labour-run Oxford City Council is building 48 new Council flats and houses in Littlemore at Minchery Farm and another 3 Council houses in Cardinal Close. “Littlemore has a proud record of building new quality homes”, says Labour councillor, Gill Sanders. “But I want to see proper facilities to cope with the new families, including investment in local schools and better ways of managing the traffic.”

The Minchery Farm development should be finished by the summer. It is expected to be called Denny Close after ex-Parish councillor, Les Denny, who lived in nearby Minchery Road. The houses in Cardinal Close are due to be built in the autumn.

All the new Council houses will be insulated to modern standards and include solar panels to keep down heating costs. They will all be let through the Council’s Choice Based Lettings Scheme helping families in greatest need.

Other Littlemore housing schemes in the pipeline are for the Alice Smith Square flats and the Eastern House sites. New homes could also go along the Reading Road behind Sainsbury’s with a pedestrian and cycle route through to Sandford Road.

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