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Have your say on plans for new retirement living homes in Sibford Ferris

Blue Cedar Homes is proposing to build 6 new single storey retirement bungalows on land east of Woodway Road, Sibford Ferris. This site was considered suitable for development in Cherwell District Council's SHLAA (Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment).

The proposed new homes are designed specifically for those aged 55 and over to live independently during their retirement years.

Having held pre-application discussions with officers at Cherwell District Council, we launched this website to give local people the opportunity to shape our plans for the site before they are finalised and a planning application is submitted.

The consultation has now closed - thank you to all that responded.

Building much needed homes for older people

At least 35% of the residents of Sibford Ferris Parish are aged 55 and over, indicating a strong need for new homes suitable for older people in the local area.

The new homes that we propose to build would help older people move into a home that better suits their needs, freeing up larger family homes for younger families that want to live in the area.

Protecting local character and heritage

Our proposed site layout has been designed to respect the setting of the Sibford Ferris Conservation Area, Sibford Valley and the Ironstone Hills and Valleys character area, using a range of locally sourced building materials.

We propose significant areas of landscaping on site to protect long and short distance views across the site from various vantage points in the local area.

Contributing to meeting an urgent local demand

The adopted Cherwell Local Plan suggests that "opportunities for the provision of extra care, specialist housing for older and/or disabled people and those with mental health needs and other supported housing for those with specific living needs will be encouraged in suitable locations close to services and facilities".

This proportion of the local population aged 55 and over is projected to grow further before the year 2031 by an estimated 54%.

Project timeline

Public consultation

October 2021 to November 2021

Blue Cedar Homes launches its local consultation on plans for land east of Woodway Road, Sibford Ferris. People living near the site have been sent a postcard setting out ways to get involved.

Feedback review

November 2021

We will review all feedback submitted during the consultation as we finalise our plans for the site.

Planning application

December 2021

A planning application is due to be submitted to Cherwell District Council in December 2021. Before the planning application is finalised, those that have opted-in to updates will be contacted to let them know about further opportunities to get involved.

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Key information about this consultation

This consultation ran from 9am on Friday 5th November 2021 to 5pm on Friday 26th November 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the consultation team by emailing