PLANS for ten new homes in Headington will be discussed by city councillors at a meeting today.

The proposals for Warren Crescent will be debated by the city council's East Area Planning Committee.

Oxford City Housing (Development) Limited has put the plans before the council before, but now it has made amendments.

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One of the changes is to 'form a publicly-accessible footpath to the rear of nine of the approved dwellings, as the approved plans do not allow for public access along the rear of the houses, given the gardens extend to the rear boundary of the site'.

The company has already told the council: "An application to divert public right of way 320/80 which passes through the centre of the site was submitted last year and consultation has been carried out on this order."

Describing the footpath, the company said: "The route would offer glimpsed views over the Lye Valley through the trees and vegetation to the east.

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"Importantly users would not be obliged to use this route, which would not be lit and would not benefit from natural surveillance, given its position to the rear of the houses."

Council planning officers have now recommended the members of the committee to approve the new plans.

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