PUBLIC consultation on plans to build 177 homes in Benson has begun.
Graeme Dodd wants to build 125 new houses, 41 retirement flats and 11 retirement bungalows on land north of Littleworth Road, which is owned by his father-in-law Ray Stiles.
Objectors say the development is too large, would overwhelm the village’s limited infrastructure and cause congestion and parking problems, particularly in the centre of Benson. Concerns have also been raised about overloading the sewer and drainage system and flooding.
Mr Dodd says the development would have 40 per cent affordable housing and fulfil the village’s “wish list” with a football pitch, adventure play park, skate park, burial ground, allotments and nature park.
Benson Parish Council will consider the application on April 24. To take part in the consultation, visit southoxon.gov.uk