NEARLY 200 more homes were proposed as part of a major estate in an Oxfordshire village.

Persimmon Homes applied to build 169 dwellings including new cycle and pedestrian paths, green infrastructure and landscaping in Grove.

The properties are part of the 2,500-home development on the village's former airfield.

Several parcels of the development have already been approved and homebuyers have moved in at approximately 200 properties.

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The reserved matters application that was registered with Vale of White Horse District Council earlier this month and the council's planning committee are set to make a decision on March 2.

Both Grove Parish Council and East Challow Parish Council have already registered they have no objections to the development.

However, much controversy has already surrounded properties erected by Persimmon Homes.

The developer was forced to admit that some of the houses on its new Grove estate are 'sub-standard', after a number of residents complained that their newly constructed homes were ‘literally falling down’.

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