A NEW floodlit multi-use games area is being planned for a village near Oxford.

The current basketball courts at Watlington, near Blackbird Leys, would be significantly revamped under the scheme and get six new floodlights.

The refurbished area on Shirburn Road would become more suitable for other sports and games.

The plans have been drawn up by Watlington Parish Council alongside sports experts at Boddingtons Planning.

The parish council submitted its proposed to South Oxfordshire District Council for approval in February.