Proposals for the first batch of homes to be built on the Barton Park development in Oxford were unveiled to the public at the weekend.
Plans for the first 237 homes from housing developer Hill went on display at the Barton Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday.
Around 40 residents visited the centre to view the plans for the homes, of which 142 will be privately owned and the remaining 95 bought by Oxford City Council for social housing.
Headington resident Tony Turton was one of those who looked at the plans, and he said: “I like the general idea of the design.
“We know that Oxford has a horrendous housing problem and we basically need to build more houses, and this is one of the few places within the city boundaries where there is some land that’s available to be built on.
“My main concerns now are the way in which the new development will connect with existing developments, both the other side of the A40 in Northway and the existing Barton development.
“I think those are questions that need to be addressed over the next 12 or 15 months before people start moving in.”
A total of 885 homes are being built as part of Barton Park, in collaboration with Hill, fellow housebuilder Grosvenor and the city council.
Jamie Wilding, senior development manager at Hill, said: “I think Oxford, as many parts in the country, has a real need for new housing.
“This is the first time we’ve shown the public and the community our proposals for Barton Park, so we were looking to hear whether people like our plans.
“And it’s been good, there’s been a lot of positive feedback.”