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Graven Hill site tour for housing professionals – 3 October 11:30-2pm

Thursday, October 3, 2024 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Task Force on a guided tour of the UK’s largest custom and self build development

Thursday 11:30pm-2pm

Graven Hill is now in its 8th year of operation, with many streets of self and custom build homes built out, and many more still to come, as well as a host of other market housing opportunities. To share the learnings from the site, the Right to Build Task Force, in association with the Graven Hill Village Development Company, is leading a series of guided tours of the site, offering professional insight from planning to the practicalities of delivering custom and self build at scale.

  • What does the future of housing development look like?
  • How can landowners or local authorities add value to existing assets or land on their brownfields register?
  • How can the opportunity to customise or design a home lead to happier, healthier, more settled communities?
  • While Graven Hill’s affordable housing is not custom and self build – how can the model deliver affordable housing?
  • What does the largest Custom and Self Build housing development in Europe look like today?

Find out by signing up for this one-and-a-half hour (onsite) guided tour of this exciting development, hosted by a Task Force expert.

Find out more about the timeline of the Graven Hill project.

A limited number of discounted tickets are available at £16 per person (incl of fees and VAT) for reps of established community-groups, local authority elected members, local authority officers and other civil servants. Please see FAQs*.

Standard price tickets at £80 per person (incl of fees and VAT), and National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) members can email Vicky at taskforce@righttobuild.org.uk to get a 50% discount code.

Price includes:

Guided tour around the site on board a minibus, including Phase 1, Golden Brick plots, Custom homes (detached and terraces), landscaping/features and homes featured on Grand Designs: The Street.

There will be a short visit to both the DanWood House showhome and the Graven Hill Marketing Suite, located in the Build It Educational House**.

Testimonial: “I attended the Graven Hill tour recently and wanted to thank you for a very informative and enjoyable visit. It has given my colleagues and I lots of ideas and things to think on and will help inform how we take forward various schemes in Wyre Forest District Council.”


*Local Authority Discounts

Please fill in your work details on the ticket form so we can check that your work entitles you to the discount. There are a limited number of discounted tickets – drop us an email if these have run out by the time you book and we will see if we can accommodate you. Any queries email Vicky on taskforce@righttobuild.org.uk

Paying by invoice

We can accept payment by invoice but please get in touch immediately so that we can remove the required tickets from live sales to ensure your places are reserved while the invoice process takes place. Email Vicky on taskforce@righttobuild.org.uk


This may change, we hope to ensure you visit both houses.

Where’s the meeting point?

Bicester Library ground floor reception – near the entrance to the lift.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking for 3 hours is available (for a small charge) in the Sainsbury’s multi storey car park, across from the Bicester Library ground floor reception (our meeting place). A long-stay car park is situated on Victoria Road Bicester, a 10 minute walk from the meeting place. The meeting point is a 10 minute walk from Bicester North and Bicester Village train stations. There is a coach – the X5 which goes to/from Buckingham, Milton Keynes and Bedford.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Vicky on Taskforce@righttobuild.org.uk

What’s the refund policy?

Please check your diary prior to booking for clashes – if you are unable to make it we will refund in full up to one week before, but no refund if less notice.

Please note that by registering, you acknowledge that the email addresses provided will be added to the NaSCBA and Right to Build Task Force mailing lists under the basis of “legitimate interest” for the purpose of GDPR, to which I have the right to object by emailing taskforce@righttobuild.org.uk


Bicester Library (ground floor lobby)
Wesley Lane
Bicester, England OX26 6JU United Kingdom


The Right to Build Task Force
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