Thursday, 19 October 2017

Decision on homes after site visit

PLANS for 17 new homes in Benson are expected to be approved following a site visit by councillors.

PLANS for 17 new homes in Benson are expected to be approved following a site visit by councillors.

Brim Developments wants to demolish Nos 22 and 24 Blacklands Road and build on a parcel of overgrown land that stretches behind several neighbouring properties.

South Oxfordshire District Council’s planning committee was expected to approve the application on Wednesday having deferred a decision last month for the site visit.

The parish council has objected on the grounds of overdevelopment, road safety, the impact on waste water drainage and the risk to wildlife. There were also 22 letters of objection from neighbours.

In 2012, Brim Developments was refused permission for nine homes on the land and then lost an appeal. The latest application says that since then permission has been granted for 400 homes on farmland off Littleworth Road, 159 of them after an appeal.



The Blacklands Road site belongs to Ross Williams, whose family has lived in Benson for generations.



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