Friday, 18 August 2017

Developer refused permission for three large houses

PLANS to build three large homes on a field in Goring have been refused planning permission.

Almost 30 householders opposed the scheme, which was put forward by Frenbury Properties, of Peterborough. The developer wanted outline permission for the detached houses on farmland east of Manor Road and south of Little Croft Road.

Opponents said the scheme would be inappropriate development of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and would increase the flood risk in Manor Road. In refusing permission, South Oxfordshire District Council said it would extend the built-up limits of Goring and would detract from the rural character, landscape setting and natural beauty of the AONB.

It also criticised the developer for not providing any affordable housing and failing to prove the houses would be designed and built in an environmentally sustainable way. Frenbury said the 350 sq m detached homes were necessary due to the character of the street. It offered to give £141,000 for affordable housing and other improvements elsewhere in the village. It also said it would leave one side of the site untouched to allow access for walkers.

Goring and Streatley Amenity Association and Goring Parish Council also objected.

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