Scottish housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has continued its expansion into the English market by receiving planning permission for its second development south of the Border.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes England, part of the Mactaggart & Mickel Group, will deliver 38 new homes at East Challow, near Wantage in Oxfordshire.

The five-star Home Builder Federation (HBF)-rated housebuilder also recently opened an office in Cheltenham, where it will initially create around 20 full time jobs for local people.

The development will see a mixture of 25, two- to five-bedroom private homes and 13 one- to three-bedroom affordable homes. The private homes will be two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.

Craig Ormond, company director at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes England Ltd, said the move marks an important step for the company, following it move into the English housebuilding market as it plans to broaden its geographical reach to a UK wide audience.

He said: “We look forward to starting work at this exciting new quality development at East Challow.  As well as providing new quality housing, we will be working with local suppliers and contributing to the local economy. We plan to be on site later this year.”