Lords of the manors
FOLLOWING The Prince of Wales’s lead at Poundbury, Dorset, a number of the country’s biggest landowners will build thousands of new homes on their estates. Woodstock, an Oxfordshire market town, will double in size when the Duke of Marlborough (dubbed the ‘Duke of Mortar’) completes his 1,600 houses in the shadow of Blenheim Palace and another 2,000 are planned for land partly belong- ing to Burghley House, Lincolnshire —both projects will be overseen by Hugh Petter, director at ADAM Architecture, who worked on Poundbury.
In addition, 4,000 new homes will pop up at Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire, and 6,000 will form a village north of Fareham, Hampshire, on land from two further estates.
The news, in the Blenheim area at least, has received a mixed response.