Friday, 18 August 2017

Public inquiry called into 177 homes plan

A PUBLIC inquiry is be held into a council’s failure to make a decision on a planning application for 177 homes in Benson.

Graeme Dodd wants to build 125 houses, 41 retirement flats and 11 retirement bungalows on land north of Littleworth Road, which is owned by his father-in-law Ray Stiles.

Architects West Waddy ADP say the application was submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council on March 5 with a target date for determination of June 4 but no decision was made.

An appeal has now been lodged over “non-determination” of the plan.

West Waddy said: “It was agreed between the two parties that the application would be considered at the June 25 planning committee. This committee date has now passed and the application was not considered.

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