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Developer Charles Church is building 39 four and five bedroom houses at Cumnor Heights (0843 208 2816), Cumnor Hill, at Cumnor; prices start at £574,950 for a five-bedroom detached house.
Close by Persimmon is selling 160 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes at Cumnor Ridge (01865 477082); prices start at £369,950 for a four-bedroom detached house.
Oxford City Council is promoting a joint venture mixed-use development with Grosvenor at Barton (bartonoxford.org.uk) on a greenfield site to the east of the A40, near to Headington. Some 850 new homes (40 per cent affordable) are planned and there will be a new primary school, a park, recreation and sports facilities and allotments. Planning permission is expected to go in any day now.