Saturday, 21 October 2017

More housing sites needed

MORE housing sites are needed in Henley than those named in its draft neighbourhood plan, South Oxfordshire District Council has warned.

The planning authority says the nine plots identified in the document may not be enough to ensure the town’s requirements are met.

It made the comments in response to a seven-week consultation on the plan, which also covers Harpsden parish. This closed on July 4.

The draft, put together by a series of volunteer working groups, allocates space for between 400 and 485 homes to be built by 2027.

Landowners in the two parishes offered 17 sites late last year and the groups assessed each one before announcing a shortlist in April.

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