Saturday, 21 July 2018

Revealed: village’s six sites suitable for development

SIX sites in Woodcote where up to 75 new houses could be built have been revealed.

SIX sites in Woodcote where up to 75 new houses could be built have been revealed.

Three are to the north-east of the village at Horns Farm in Tidmore Lane and Chiltern Rise and Woodcote Garden Centre, both in Reading Road.

Also on the list are the former Chiltern Queens bus depot in Long Toll, Goats Gambol in Beech Lane and land next to the reservoir in Greenmore.

The plots were revealed at a consultation on the village’s neighbourhood plan on Tuesday night, which was attended by more than 100 residents.

The housing target figure was set by South Oxfordshire District Council and Woodcote Parish Council produced the draft document following consultations held last year, which identified 22 possible sites.

Residents said they wanted new homes on small, previously developed sites within the village boundaries and to avoid further growth at traffic hot spots around Langtree School and Reading Road/Goring Road crossroads. The council used these criteria to select the final six sites.

There will be a final consultation at the village hall at 10am tomorrow (Saturday) before the neighbourhood plan is produced.

Councillor Geoff Botting, who chairs the plan committee, urged those who did not go on Tuesday to attend.

He said: “It’s very important that people have a chance to say what they think.

“If people don’t have their say now, they won’t be able to complain if they don’t like what happens.”

The final plan will be unveiled at Woodcote’s annual parish meeting on April 23, where it will be put to a vote.

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