CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a million square feet of warehouse space west of Didcot Power Station have been resubmitted after developers reduced the building’s height by 4.5 metres.
Residents from Sutton Courtenay opposed the scheme in May, when it was thrown out by planning officials, because of its scale and feared impact on nearby roads.
But now developer Diageo Pension Trust Ltd said it will appeal against the previous refusal while also lodging plans for a version with a 20 per cent reduction in height.
Diageo planning consultant Nik Lyzba said: “The revised application reduces the height of the building closest to the edge of Sutton Courtenay since the May refusal.
“This is in addition to the earlier reduction in its height by five metres.
“It means that the revised plan lowers the height by a total of 9.5 metres compared to the original submission.”
The developer said the building’s “footprint” had also been reduced by 10,000 square metres, with the main buildings being moved further away from Sutton Courtenay.
A spokesman added: “Diageo Pension Trust Ltd has looked at the reasons for refusal [in May] and is intending to lodge an appeal against the council’s decision.”
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
11:20am Monday 28th July 2014
What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.
Our top stories
11:32am Sunday 2nd August 2015
PART of Oxford Castle Quarter is cordoned off after a man was attacked in the early hours of this morning.
11:17am Sunday 2nd August 2015
SUNLIGHT shining through the window of a house sparked a blaze in Sibford Gower.
11:10am Sunday 2nd August 2015
There are delays of up to 30 minutes on CrossCountry between Reading and Birmingham New Street due to a broken down train at Oxford.
8:30am Saturday 1st August 2015
DEVELOPERS wanting to transform Cowley’s Templars Square Shopping Centre said they hope their plans will spur more development in the area.
5:13pm Saturday 1st August 2015
A FLASHER exposed himself to a woman in Bury Knowle Park yesterday.
11:41am Saturday 1st August 2015
Fire crews have put out a house fire in Sibford Gower.