THE Oxfordshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has submitted a Freedom of Information request to find out which sites developers have targeted for housing.

Vale of White Horse District Council announced in October it wants to relax planning laws and allow more development in villages to relieve a housing shortage.

The proposal attracted developers to submit 120 potential sites for ‘screening’ – sites they would like the council to review for suitability. But the council will not reveal the sites until after the decision on planning laws is made next month.

CPRE Oxfordshire director Helen Marshall said: “We believe all this information should be in the public domain at an early stage, so that local communities can be properly involved.”