A £150m motoring museum planned for West Oxfordshire could get the green light this afternoon.

The Driving Centre, which would be based at Enstone Airfield, is recommended for conditional approval at the district council's Development Control Committee at 2pm.

The project is spearheaded by Peter W Mullin, an American classic car collector and philanthropist, but has received more than 180 letters of objection from parish councils and residents.

It was previously deferred at a meeting in March, when the applicant was asked to provide extra information.

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This included the impact of the the museum on the surrounding area, with up to 200,000 visitors expected every year.

A more detailed traffic assessment has been created before today's meeting, although Westcote Barton Parish Council said this makes 'a number of assumptions' and 'concentrates on one-way flow and ignores the returning traffic'.

The plans also include 28 holiday cottages, while a section 106 agreement promises the museum would also provide affordable housing, a car park for Great Tew School, environmental improvements and highway contributions.

About 200 cars, with some dating back to the 1920s, could feature in the museum, designed by renowned architect Norman Foster.

The revised application has, according to Mr Mullin, diverted funds from the restoration of Tew Park so that £1.7m can be spent on projects benefiting the community.

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The 77-year-old, who runs a car museum in California, previously issued a plea to planners to allow the museum to go ahead.

He said: “I have made a 30-year commitment to this project.

“My great-grandchildren will probably never drive a motor car - at least not as we know it. Instead they will travel in secure autonomous pods by a computer.

“They will only ever experience the wonder and awe of the automobile by coming to a destination like the Mullin.”