Housebuilder, Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, part of the Mactaggart & Mickel Group, has lodged reserved matters planning permission for its first site in England.
The plans for the site at Milton under Wychwood in Witney, Oxfordshire, mark a big step forward in the company’s expansion plans south of the border.
It is also expecting to lodge another detailed planning application for a second site at East Challow in Oxfordshire, in the coming weeks.
The family business has been building homes in Scotland since 1925 and has won over 100 National House Building Council (NHBC) awards, as well as the highly acclaimed Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its work as part of City Legacy, developers of the Athletes’ Village for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Its move into the English house building market represents a major milestone for the business as it plans to broaden its geographical reach to a UK-wide audience.
Mactaggart & Mickel Group already has a strong land bank in England and has been involved in strategic land development south of the border since 2008, securing over 1,200 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 homes and a decision on the 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.”
Mactaggart & Mickel employs 279 people and anticipates that this number will rise over the coming year as it expands into England.