THOUSANDS of new homes could be built in Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington under new plans drawn up by Cherwell District Council (CDC).
Under Government guidelines, the council’s revised Local Plan needs to identify space for 22,800 homes between 2011 and 2031.
An additional 300 potential new sites for housing developments have been put forward by landowners.
CDC also revisited an additional 200 sites they had previously dismissed.
The revised document proposes 7,232 homes to be built in Banbury, 10,114 in Bicester and 5,478 across Kidlngton and rural areas.
New sites in Banbury include Salt Way West, Salt Way East, Drayton Lodge Farm and Higham Way.
In Bicester, Gavray Drive has been put forward to take 300 houses and extra housing could be built at Graven Hill, North West Bicester, South West Bicester and South East Bicester.
Up to 250 homes have been proposed in Kidlington and 2,000 across Upper Heyford.
Councillor Michael Gibbard, lead member for planning, said: “Officers have reviewed over 500 sites and as a matter of policy, we are bound to include all of these proposals within this revised document whether we agree with them or not.
“The council continues to propose that the majority of new development should be confined to Banbury and Bicester to protect the rural areas.
“As such, we have revised the housing numbers of eight of the previous suggested sites and proposed an additional five preferred sites.”
A consultation has been opened for members of the public to comment on.
It closes on September 29. To view the plans visit www.cherwell.gov.uk
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