A decision on plans for 700 homes east of Carterton has been delayed.

Bloor Homes and Oxford University college Christ Church are seeking outline planning permission from West Oxfordshire District Council to build the houses on land east of Monahan Way, in the Brize Norton parish.

The council had hoped to reach a decision today but said preparatory work is still being done on the application.

Council spokeswoman Carys Davies said the matter would go to the lowalnds area planning sub-committee to decide.