DETAILED plans have been revealed for a major new housing estate on the outskirts of Oxford.

After years of planning Redrow Homes has submitted a planning application to build 288 homes on the southern edge of Kennington.

The company first met with Radley Parish Council to discuss the project in May 2016, and held a public exhibition at Radley Village Hall in January this year.

Although the 11-hectare farmer's field south of Sandford Lane and East of Kennington Road borders Kennington, it is in the parish of Radley.

In its application, the Flintshire-based firm said it had taken into account concerns from residents in both villages including the added traffic on rural roads and the strain new residents would place on already-stretched health services and schools.

The company also said it had tried to draw on the 'local vernacular' of housing design so its new estate would fit with the area.

The final plan includes 187 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes for the open market and 101 affordable homes.

There would also be a play area, a shop and footpaths and cycleways running through it.

In its submission to Vale of White Horse District Council, Redrow said: "In order to ensure that the design of the proposals responds to landscape and visual constraints and opportunities, the design process has adopted an iterative approach that includes an appraisal of landscape and visual matters.

"This process has included the identification of typical landscape and visual impacts associated with typical residential led development and subsequently, the constraints and opportunities for the site.

"In line with national and local government guidance and policy, considerable importance has been placed on achieving a high standard of design across the site."

The council's environmental health officer Alick Natton has already commented on the application that several of the proposed homes would be 'adversely affected' by railway noise from the adjacent Oxford-to-Didcot line.

He added: "The applicant will need to submit a scheme of mitigation to ensure that internal noise levels and external amenity areas.

"The scheme shall be so designed as to achieve the desirable levels."

Two residents have also submitted objections to the scheme.

Philip Atkinson of Sycamore Crescent wrote to the council: "Has any thought been put in about the extra traffic on the roads which at present the council cannot keep up to a decent and safe standard.

"Also extra burden on our health centres which at present is often a two to three week wait to see a doctor, also schools."

Another resident said they objected on the ground of the extra traffic, housing design and density and the 'loss of important open space'.

Members of public can see the full plans at using reference P17/V2961/FUL and comment until December 6.

The council has said it will make a decision in the new year.