Marywood Supported Housing Gets Planning

Posted by on June 19, 2015

After 12 years of Oxford residents putting up with a derelict site, Hunters has won planning for the design of supported housing for adults with learning disabilities and private apartments in Oxford.

Local residents had branded the site an "eyesore" and previous proposals to develop it were thrown out by Oxford City Council because they didn't contain any social housing.

Hunters' plans include 10 supported living apartments for people with learning disabilities, six apartments and four houses for private sale.

Director James Wallace said that materials are being chosen to complement the local area, with trees helping the building to "nest" into its surroundings.

The development has been commissioned by Advance UK and aims to give residents greater independence while also catering for their changing needs.