WITH controversial housing plans in the pipeline, which would see its current population swell significantly, villagers of Sutton Courtenay have frequented this paper in recent years.

We look back at what else we have reported from the village over the years, from the destruction of a huge chimney at the turn of the 19th century, to a huge house fire in the High Street in 1998.

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The village, near Didcot, was historically part of Berkshire before a boundary change in 1974.

The 2011 Census recorded population of Sutton Courtenay at just over 2,400, but that could snowball if housing developments planned for the village go ahead.

Ongoing applications include 200 homes off Hobbyhorse Lane.

Villagers fiercely battled plans for 310 in Harwell Road, plus community facilities, and Vale of White Horse District Council refused the application in June last year.