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Build! project

What is Build!?

We launched a self-build project, providing an alternative source of affordable housing. Members of the public could be involved in building their own homes, as a community or independently and in return would benefit from lower rents or purchase prices and perhaps a home design more in line with their needs.

What opportunities are coming up in the future?

Gardeners Close, Bicester. A scheme of 42 two bed apartments across four separate blocks in a site near the new Bicester Village station and overlooking allotments. One block will be let as affordable rent and the remaining three sold on a shared ownership basis.

Spring Walk and Spring Gardens, Banbury. A scheme of 18 two and three modern style bed houses to be sold as shared ownership.

Fenny Compton Road, Claydon. A single detached two bedroom house that will be prioritised for people with a connection to the village or surrounding area. It will be offered as shared ownership property.

Hope Close, Banbury. This will provide 11 two and three bed homes for shared ownership. Details of these and the level of self build involvement in these schemes will be published once they are marketed.

How can I get involved?

For rental schemes you need to be on the Council's housing register. A Homeseekers application form can be found pdf here (126kb). Your eligibility for registration and housing need will be assessed. Registration gives you access to 'Homechoice' where you can express your interest in advertised properties.

For shared ownership schemes you need to be registered with Helptobuy South. https://www.helptobuysouth.co.ukThe site will check your eligibility and you will find details of all the shared ownership opportunities in this area. Expressing your interest in a scheme will put you on a shortlist and the Council will then contact you to take you through the next steps.

You can also complete the Build! online registration form which can be accessed from the right hand side of this page. We use this to contact you and let you know about any opportunities that might be of interest.

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