Regenerating the former Napton Brickworks site


Welcome to our website on proposals to regenerate a brownfield site to deliver approximately 80 new homes, extensive areas of public open space, a visitor centre for the Canal and River Trust, along with car parking and enhanced access to the Oxford Canal.


In order to deliver a regeneration scheme that responds to local need and makes a positive contribution to a sustainable village community in Napton-on-the-Hill, we have listened to the views of the village community before we submit a planning application to the local planning authority.

We have held initial discussions with Napton-on-the-Hill Parish Council and have also sought the input of the wider community, hosting a public drop-in exhibition of the emerging proposals in May 2018.


The consultation period has now ended. The information on display at our drop-in event is available to download by clicking here.

Every comment that we received both online and at our drop-in events will be reflected in the Statement of Community Engagement submitted with the planning application.

If you have any other questions or queries, please contact our consultation team by calling 01225 667097 or emailing


The 10.5 hectare site is located on the eastern bank of the Oxford Canal, between Brickyard Road and the A425. The site is a former brickwork quarry that produced bricks, floor and roof tiles. The brickworks closed during the 1970s, and the site has since remained disused.

The site previously had planning permission for a mixed-use development, which hasn't come forward due to viability challenges. A residential-led scheme is now proposed to bring about the long-awaited regeneration of this brownfield former-industrial site.

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