South Oxfordshire

A New Community at Bayswater Brook

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A New Community at Bayswater Brook

Christ Church and Dorchester Residential Management are planning 1,450 high-quality new homes alongside 120 assisted living homes on land to the north of Bayswater Brook, near Barton and Headington. The site has been allocated for new homes and infrastructure as part of the South Oxfordshire Local Plan adopted in December 2020.

We plan to deliver 50% of the homes and assisted living as Affordable, including a large portion for social and affordable rent. We also expect to deliver some great assets for new and existing residents alike, with a new primary school, new community facilities and a new local centre at Wick Farm for the north east of Oxford.

This new community will be beneficial to the local environment, with a 10% net gain in biodiversity of the site and 57 hectares or 140 acres of new ‘green and blue’ infrastructure, integrating trees, greenery and water spaces such as the brook itself with recreational spaces and routes.

Read more about our applications

Key documents and downloads

View our planning applications and masterplan:

1,450 new homes

120 assisted living homes

New A40 pedestrian and cycle crossing

57+ hectares of new green infrastructure

New primary school

Local health care financial support

New mixed-use local centre

Additional floodplain storage

Our vision for Bayswater

We want to create a new, sustainable neighbourhood in the heart of Oxfordshire – an important link to the wider county with a countryside park at its core.

Latest Update: April 2024

Christ Church and Dorchester Residential Management have submitted additional information to South Oxfordshire District Council and Oxford City Council in support of the application for Land north of Bayswater Brook.

Who we are

Christ Church and Dorchester Residential Management are long-term partners. Under our stewardship, Bayswater will be a valued addition to Oxford.

Together, we will provide much-needed homes that local people will be proud of, and we will be unlocking plentiful green outdoor space for residents and the wider community to enjoy at Bayswater Brook.

From design right through to occupation and ongoing management, we are committed to creating and maintaining a community that will help Oxford to continue to thrive for future generations.

50% affordable homes

Including social rent, affordable rent, shared ownership, first homes, and assisted living homes.

Local Work Opportunities

New local shops, café / restaurant at the new mixed-use local centre which includes the refurbishment and enhancement of the historic Wick Farm buildings.