Cantay Estates Ltd

The developers Cantay Estates have put forward for public consultation a proposal for 94 homes in the area known as Tuckwell’s Pit – an area of land to the right of Church Road as you travel towards Church Hanborough. This area was once a gravel pit. They are suggesting that there will be 19 ‘starter homes’ for local first-time buyers plus 28 affordable homes and are also proposing new areas of public open space with foot and cycle paths across the site.

Cantay Meeting with Hanborough Parish Council

On Tues 11 October, 7:15pm the Parish Council has its monthly meeting at the Hanborough Pavilion. Cantay Estates will be attending, making a presentation and answering questions from the Council. As always, this is a public meeting and members of the public are always invited to attend. Further information about this potential development may be revealed as a result of the company’s presentation and the questioning from the Parish Council members.

The planning application has yet to be submitted to West Oxfordshire so this is only a proposal. For more information on the proposal please visit Cantay Estates’ website at


If this scheme does goes ahead then this will add to the 169 homes approved on Witney Road, another 50 on Church Road and potentially 120 close to the station. Thus the number of homes in the village will increase from 1100 to around 1550 in a very short space of time. It remains to be seen what provision will be made for facilities and services that this expansion would necessitate and how the impact on our environment would be minimised. 

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