St. Modwen, a leading regeneration specialist, has signed an agreement for the delivery of the masterplan and infrastructure for a 227 acre site at Crab Hill in Wantage, South Oxfordshire. The agreement is with the current landowners with whom St. Modwen will be the long term partner.
Outline planning permission was granted in July 2015 by the Vale of the White Horse District Council for up to 1,500 homes, a new primary school, a neighbourhood centre including pub/restaurant and local retail accommodation, sports pitches, employment space and community amenities set around a central park.
Guy Gusterson, Group Residential Director, St. Modwen, said, “Crab Hill is one of the South East’s most significant strategic housing projects. Due to the location, scale and the inherent qualities of the site it represents a great opportunity to develop a high quality, mixed-use scheme.”
Carter Jonas and Kemp & Kemp (now part of the Carter Jonas Group) acted for the landowners. James Bainbridge, head of Planning & Development at Carter Jonas, said, “This is the next chapter in a journey for the landowners that started many years ago. Having guided them to the milestone of achieving planning permission for the scheme and procuring a development partner, I and my colleague Chris Wilmshurst will continue to enjoy guiding them as the development project is delivered over the longer term.”