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Archive of: 2019

  • Insurance refund because T A Fisher homes are so good

    At a time when quality of new homes is being questioned in the national news, T A Fisher has been refunded insurance premiums because of the lack of claims made against its properties.

    The Thames Valley housebuilder has been paid a refund on contributions to the NHBC, the body which sets standards in house construction and which provides 10 years of cover for new houses.

    Refunds are made to ‘long serving builders with very good claims records’ and T A Fisher was sent a significant refund because its homes attracted no claims against those it registered during the financial year 2002/3.

    Managing director John Fisher said: “One of our greatest strengths is the reputation we have built in the Thames Valley.

    “The quality of our homes is widely known but this is a genuine endorsement, showing that the people who buy the homes make very few claims compared to those in the wider industry.

    “People can move into one of our homes in the knowledge it has been built by a local company with an excellent name dating back more than 120 years. Very few housebuilders can say that.”

  • Developer T A Fisher wins permission for 25 new homes

    Plans for much-needed new housing in a South Oxfordshire village have been given the go-ahead after extensive public consultation.
    Developer T A Fisher obtained the permission after securing a housing allocation in the Sonning Common Neighbourhood Plan for the 1.5-hectare site on the edge of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    The plans allow for substantial landscape buffers to soften the transition to the countryside and existing housing in the village.
    The development, on land behind Kennylands Road, will comprise 15 open market and 10 affordable homes and will include relocating existing overhead power lines that cross the site, underground.
    South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) approved the scheme for 25 new homes under delegated powers.
    T A Fisher development director Steve Davies said he was delighted planning permission had now been granted.
    He said: “Our team here at T A Fisher, along with our planning consultants Pro Vision, has worked closely with the local community and council officers to achieve this outcome, demonstrating that a patient approach, working with local residents and parish representatives, can overcome obstacles and deliver much-needed new homes even in the face of initial resistance.
    “We look forward to delivering a high-quality living environment for our future residents that I am confident will be a positive addition to the local area.”
    Construction of the access road is due to start in Summer, 2019.
    The developer has withdrawn its planning appeal on a previous application for 30 homes on the site that was refused by SODC’s planning committee despite having officer support.