Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Schools submits plans for 27 new homes

THE Oratory School in Woodcote has submitted plans for 27 new homes on the outskirts of

THE Oratory School in Woodcote has submitted plans for 27 new homes on the outskirts of the village.

It wants permission to develop land south of Tidmore Lane next to its junction with Reading Road.

The site is currently occupied by a property called Chiltern Rise Cottage, which would be demolished and replaced by 11 semi-detached houses each with three bedrooms and another 16 with two bedrooms each.

Ten of the properties would be classed as “affordable” and social housing provider Soha says it may be interested in putting in an offer on these.

Each property would have a driveway with space for up to three cars and a garden.



Access would be via a shared entrance with a mini-roundabout off Reading Road, a few metres west of the Tidmore Lane junction.

A hedgerow and trees around the perimeter would be retained to shield residents from traffic noise.

Space would be left for future access to two additional parcels of land to the north and west of the site.

The owners of these plots say they might sell for development in years to come.

Villagers approved the site for up to 24 houses in their neighbourhood plan, which was published a year ago.

Woodcote Parish Council is yet to comment on the plans. South Oxfordshire District Council will decide the application.



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