The developer behind the proposed Weston Otmoor eco-town, at Weston-on-the-Green, has thanked residents for giving their views at a series of community consultation roadshows.

A total of 1,481 people attended the roadshows, which were held in 17 communities in the surrounding area, including Bicester and Kidlington.

Parkridge director Roger Sporle said: "We're pleased that so many people made the effort to attend the roadshows and give feedback on the proposals.

"We have said that we will use local knowledge and experience wherever possible, to make Weston Otmoor a place that everyone can be proud of. Consultation with local people plays a big part in this."

People attending the roadshows held last month were encouraged to voice their opinions about the plans to build 15,000 homes on 800 acres of farmland, close to junction 9 of the M40, where it meets the A34 from Oxford, and alongside the Oxford-Bicester railway line.

Parkridge said the roadshows were just one strand of the community consultation being conducted by Oxfordshire-based consultation specialist Mistral Group, which has also sent 32,000 letters to households in nearby communities.

People can still give their views online at Mistral director Victoria Cross said: "It's important that everyone realises that although the roadshows are over, the consultation is still going on, and people have until August 29 to give us their views."