Following over a year of engagement with local residents and stakeholders in Sonning Common, it is clear there is an urgent need for specialist accommodation for older people in South Oxfordshire. We have therefore taken the decision to submit a planning appeal and continue championing our application for a new retirement community off Blounts Court Road.


At an Inspired village, we deliver more than bricks and mortar, we enable our residents, and local residents to enjoy a more mentally, physically and socially active lifestyle thanks to the communities we create. As a business, we take environmental issues very seriously and are working to achieve net zero carbon on all our sites by 2030. In Sonning Common, our scheme is seeking to plant hundreds of new trees to provide attractive landscaping and preserve the ecology benefits to both residents and the wider community. We will continue to keep the local community updated.



Our proposals

The proposed development would deliver 133 new homes, specifically designed to help residents enjoy their retirement in a beautiful, landscaped setting. Our proposals also include a new wellness centre; including a swimming/hydrotherapy pool, fitness studio, gym and treatment rooms, as well as a new restaurant, café and hairdressers. All of these facilities would be made available to eligible residents from the wider community.



Local support

Prior to submitting a planning application, we held a Public Exhibition across two days in July which was attended by over 200 people. We received 45 written feedback responses, with 77% agreeing there is a need for later living accommodation in South Oxfordshire.

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