We have taken a big step forward with our expansion plans into England as we can announce we have lodged reserved matters planning permission for our first English site at Milton under Wychwood in Witney, Oxfordshire, with another detailed planning application, for a second English site at East Challow in Oxfordshire, to be lodged in the coming weeks.
We are an award winning family housebuilder and have been building homes in Scotland since 1925 and won over 100 National House Building Council (NHBC) awards, and most recently won the highly acclaimed Queen’s Award for Enterprise for their work as part of City Legacy, developers of the Athletes’ Village for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Now, our move into the English house building market marks a major milestone for the business as we plan to broaden our geographical reach to a UK wide audience.
We have already built up a strong land bank in England and have been involved in strategic land development south of the border since 2008, securing over 1200 acres across the north west and south west of England, with a further 250 acres under offer.
The housing development at Milton under Wychwood currently has outline planning consent for 62 new homes and a decision on our detailed planning application is expected in late autumn.
Ed Monaghan, Chairman of Mactaggart & Mickel Homes England Ltd said:
“It’s an exciting time for the company and fulfils our long term ambition to expand and become a UK housebuilder. We have been delivering quality homes for nearly a century and our English strategic land business has been very successful in identifying and promoting viable sites, so building our own housing developments south of the border is the next natural step.
“We look forward to the opportunity of working with local suppliers and contributing to the local economy in the areas where we plan to deliver quality new homes.”
We currently employ 279 members of staff and anticipate this will rise over the coming year as we expand into England.