Reject homes development, says planner

Reject homes development, says planner

Reject homes development, says planner

First published in News

PLANS for 54 homes in Hook Norton should be refused, a council planning officer has said.

Cherwell District Council’s Linda Griffiths has recommended councillors reject the plan for land off Sibford Road.

Gladman Developments wants to build 54 homes – 19 affordable – on land north of Hook Norton Primary School and south of Redland Farm.

The planning officer said while the council had yet to approve plans for siting major estates up until 2031, she maintained the development should not be approved because of its “proximity and relationship” with the neighbouring farm, an intensive dairy farm.

She said: “The applicant has failed to adequately demonstrate that the proposed development would not be adversely affected by the activities associated with the dairy unit.”

This would result “in an unacceptable living environment for the occupiers of the new dwellings,” she said.

Nearly 100 villagers have written to the council expressing concerns over “further destruction of the environment”. Others warned that the village infrastructure could not cope with current demand and there were problems with school places.

Hook Norton Parish Council said the development was unsustainable.

It pointed to approved plans for 70 homes off Bourne Lane and 28 houses at the site of the DJ Stanton engineering building, in Station Road.

The district council’s planning committee will meet from 4pm tomorrow at the council’s White Post Road, Bodicote offices.

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.

Send your Letter to the Editor: What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter for publication here

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.

Related links

  • Our top stories

Vintage car convoy celebrates automotive history

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

THE streets of Oxfordshire were transported back in time yesterday as a convoy of vintage cars made its way through the county.

Blue plaque honour for Honor at her former school

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A FORMER Wychwood School pupil and prominent 20th-century scientist was honoured with a blue plaque yesterday.

Rare Charles I coin could make £50,000 at auction

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A RARE £1 coin dating back to the English Civil War could fetch up to £50,000 at auction.

Council acts to crack problem of egg-box homes across city

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

PLANS to help stop the creation of “egg box homes”

Construction firm named for Westgate's redevelopment

Oxford Mail: Westgate Centre oxford

6:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

THE Westgate Centre will be built by construction company Laing O’Rourke, with work due to finish in autumn 2017.

Rose Hill homes 'pioneering a revolution in power supplies'

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A SCHEME which could change the way the British energy network operates has been launched in Rose Hill.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree