A leading Scottish housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has secured planning permission for its second English housing development.
Mactaggart & Mickel Homes England, part of the Mactaggart & Mickel Group, have received planning permission for their second English housing development at East Challow, near Wantage in Oxfordshire.
The five-star Home Builder Federation (HBF)-rated housebuilder also recently opened an office in Cheltenham, where they will initially create around 20 full time jobs for local people, as they expand into the English housebuilding market.
The housing development at East Challow received planning consent for 38 new homes – a mixture of 25, two- to five-bedroom private homes and 13 one- to three-bedroom affordable homes. The private homes will be two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.
This marks an important step for the company, following their move into the English housebuilding market as they plan to broaden their geographical reach to a UK wide audience.
Craig Ormond, company director at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes England Ltd, said: ‘We look forward to starting work at this exciting new quality development at East Challow.
‘As well as providing new quality housing, we will be working with local suppliers and contributing to the local economy. We plan to be on site later this year.’
The award-winning family housebuilder has been building homes in Scotland since 1925 and has 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.