PLANNING applications that could bring another 35 new homes to Oxford have been filed by the city council.

It wants to build the homes across two sites at Elsfield Hall, in Cutteslowe, and Cumberlege Close, in Marston.

Of the 35 homes, 14 will be available to rent by people on the city council’s housing register.

They would be built with money from the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal.

At Cumberlege Close, the council wants to build a row of nine new family houses. Access to that would be from Harefields.

Two, three or four bedroomed homes would be built there and would be for social rent and 20 parking spaces would also be built for the development.

At the Elsfield Hall site, the council wants to keep the hall and build a new L-shaped block of three storeys.

That would eventually contain nine one-bedroom flats and 17 two-bedroom flats. It would also include parking for residents and a shared courtyard garden.

Mike Rowley, board member for housing, said: “I’m pleased that the two sites have had planning applications submitted and we can now move forward with plans to develop them and deliver much-needed housing for the people of Oxford, including homes for social rent.

“The sites will be developed by the Council’s wholly-owned housing company, Oxford City Housing Limited.”