Our vision

Responsible ownership & stewardship

Since the beginning of the community engagement process Christ Church has developed and adopted a Responsible Ownership Policy for Property (ROPP) that will be applied to the development of this scheme.

Bellway Homes will work closely with Christ Church and will adopt the ROPP principles for the development of Water Eaton.

Details of the ROPP process can be viewed at: www.chch.ox.ac.uk/responsible-ownership-policy-property

The ROPP process guides decision making using seven principles:

  • Connectivity - A place that’s connected to its surrounds by design, and is permeable, open and inviting. This includes a people focused design – encouraging healthy, active lifestyles and supporting local amenities, business and employment.
  • Identity - A contextual but bespoke approach to design and place making. Being ‘of’ the place and local community, engaging communities and stakeholders in the visioning and decision process to help shape it.
  • Community - An approach to environment and place that puts people at its heart. A caring and connected community for all – building social capital.
  • Ecology - Connection of people with nature in a connected, sustainable, bio-diverse and natural place.
  • Energy - Responsible resource and energy usage, sustainably sourced with optimised, clean and affordable energy for all.
  • Carbon - A zero carbon development – in design, delivery and future use.
  • Health and Wellbeing - Connecting people and catering and caring for all lifestyles, needs and stages.