A VALE of White Horse district councillor will ask whether a new headquarters for the authority will be carbon neutral and energy efficient at a meeting next week.

Liberal Democrat Catherine Webber has tabled a question to be answered by the authority's deputy leader Ed Blagrove on Wednesday about the new purpose-built building in Crowmarsh Gifford.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils announced in October 2017 that they intended to move into a new building on the site its former headquarters was based.

It was burned down in an arson attack in January 2015. The councils then moved into a unit at Milton Park near Didcot six months later. They have been there ever since.

Mrs Webber will ask whether that even though there is little public transport around Crowmarsh Gifford 'all efforts are being made to minimise the number of car journeys that staff and members will be required to make'.

Demolition of the former headquarters started last summer.

On the day of the fires, January 15, 2015, Andrew Main, of Rokemarsh, drove a car in the office building to set fire to it.

He also set fire to an undertakers and a thatched cottage. An 80-year-old was forced to flee her cottage during the fire.

Main was detained in a mental health unit in May 2015.