More housing is likely, warns MP

More housing is likely, warns MP

More housing is likely, warns MP

First published in News

DEVELOPERS will find it easier to get new housing estates built in North Oxfordshire after council bosses lost an appeal over 85 homes, an MP has said.

Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry spoke after the Planning Inspectorate overturned Cherwell District Council’s veto of new homes off Banbury Road, Deddington.

Inspector Paul Crysell overturned the council’s verdict because he said it had not finalised a so-called local plan.

Conservative Sir Tony said: “It has been incredibly difficult defending situations on appeal where there has been neither an up-to-date local plan nor a robust five year housing supply.”

The council’s lead member for planning Michael Gibbard said: “Once again the opinions of the district council and local residents have been ignored on appeal.

He said he was not against new homes, but against them “in the wrong places.”

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7:03am Fri 27 Dec 13

Myron Blatz says...

Got to have somewhere to put all those EU economic migrants, and where better than on farmland which may no longer be viable for farmers, due the UK and especially EU subsidy cutbacks and changes? There's also revenue income generation and fat profits for all those greedy landowners, speculators and property developers to consider, who totally depend upon commercial and housing development - though not necessarily to reduce the thousands and thousands of homeless, and those needing council housing. Rest assured that governments and local authorities will only consider their own best interests, regardless of what ordinary people think and want. if in doubt, look at all the controversy over the closure of Temple Cowley pool, the planned Barton West, and those horrible student flats overlooking Port Meadow.
Got to have somewhere to put all those EU economic migrants, and where better than on farmland which may no longer be viable for farmers, due the UK and especially EU subsidy cutbacks and changes? There's also revenue income generation and fat profits for all those greedy landowners, speculators and property developers to consider, who totally depend upon commercial and housing development - though not necessarily to reduce the thousands and thousands of homeless, and those needing council housing. Rest assured that governments and local authorities will only consider their own best interests, regardless of what ordinary people think and want. if in doubt, look at all the controversy over the closure of Temple Cowley pool, the planned Barton West, and those horrible student flats overlooking Port Meadow. Myron Blatz
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8:30am Fri 27 Dec 13

Steve Smith 1980 says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Got to have somewhere to put all those EU economic migrants, and where better than on farmland which may no longer be viable for farmers, due the UK and especially EU subsidy cutbacks and changes? There's also revenue income generation and fat profits for all those greedy landowners, speculators and property developers to consider, who totally depend upon commercial and housing development - though not necessarily to reduce the thousands and thousands of homeless, and those needing council housing. Rest assured that governments and local authorities will only consider their own best interests, regardless of what ordinary people think and want. if in doubt, look at all the controversy over the closure of Temple Cowley pool, the planned Barton West, and those horrible student flats overlooking Port Meadow.
Not sure where you live, but as a local resident (living just 3 miles away in middle barton) I think this is excellent news. This is not about migrants or any racist anti EU stuff, but about local people being able to live in the area. It is not about the government doing what they want, but about the NIMBYS not getting what they want. The area NEEDS housing and far better to have small expansions to villages than the massive ones we are seeing in Bicester. Personally I welcome it and would welcome a small development of high quality housing in my own village. We can't keep our country in aspic for ever. If we want villages and towns to live we need new housing otherwise they become dead musiums filled with London comuters and holiday homes.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Got to have somewhere to put all those EU economic migrants, and where better than on farmland which may no longer be viable for farmers, due the UK and especially EU subsidy cutbacks and changes? There's also revenue income generation and fat profits for all those greedy landowners, speculators and property developers to consider, who totally depend upon commercial and housing development - though not necessarily to reduce the thousands and thousands of homeless, and those needing council housing. Rest assured that governments and local authorities will only consider their own best interests, regardless of what ordinary people think and want. if in doubt, look at all the controversy over the closure of Temple Cowley pool, the planned Barton West, and those horrible student flats overlooking Port Meadow.[/p][/quote]Not sure where you live, but as a local resident (living just 3 miles away in middle barton) I think this is excellent news. This is not about migrants or any racist anti EU stuff, but about local people being able to live in the area. It is not about the government doing what they want, but about the NIMBYS not getting what they want. The area NEEDS housing and far better to have small expansions to villages than the massive ones we are seeing in Bicester. Personally I welcome it and would welcome a small development of high quality housing in my own village. We can't keep our country in aspic for ever. If we want villages and towns to live we need new housing otherwise they become dead musiums filled with London comuters and holiday homes. Steve Smith 1980
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9:49am Fri 27 Dec 13

Patrick, Devon says...

Well said Steve. My ancestral home was a village in Oxon. It used to be populated by local people - now its mostly wealthy commuters who have little need for local services such as shops and buses. The less well off local young people have little choice but to find housing on the sprawling estates around the former market towns. There should have been a policy decades ago to provide local needs housing in the villages - not try to preserve them as quaint and very expensive ghettoes for the wealthy..
Well said Steve. My ancestral home was a village in Oxon. It used to be populated by local people - now its mostly wealthy commuters who have little need for local services such as shops and buses. The less well off local young people have little choice but to find housing on the sprawling estates around the former market towns. There should have been a policy decades ago to provide local needs housing in the villages - not try to preserve them as quaint and very expensive ghettoes for the wealthy.. Patrick, Devon
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6:01pm Fri 27 Dec 13

East Oxford Web Watcher says...

Patrick, Devon wrote:
Well said Steve. My ancestral home was a village in Oxon. It used to be populated by local people - now its mostly wealthy commuters who have little need for local services such as shops and buses. The less well off local young people have little choice but to find housing on the sprawling estates around the former market towns. There should have been a policy decades ago to provide local needs housing in the villages - not try to preserve them as quaint and very expensive ghettoes for the wealthy..
All very well in the utopian society that you describe. But sadly that does not exist here in the real Oxfordshire. None of those houses will go to the less well off locals, unless they win the lottery or get 500% pay increases.
[quote][p][bold]Patrick, Devon[/bold] wrote: Well said Steve. My ancestral home was a village in Oxon. It used to be populated by local people - now its mostly wealthy commuters who have little need for local services such as shops and buses. The less well off local young people have little choice but to find housing on the sprawling estates around the former market towns. There should have been a policy decades ago to provide local needs housing in the villages - not try to preserve them as quaint and very expensive ghettoes for the wealthy..[/p][/quote]All very well in the utopian society that you describe. But sadly that does not exist here in the real Oxfordshire. None of those houses will go to the less well off locals, unless they win the lottery or get 500% pay increases. East Oxford Web Watcher
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