Monday, 21 August 2017

Developer would have to fund improvements

A DEVELOPER wanting to build 19 homes in Benson could be asked for financial contributions towards

A DEVELOPER wanting to build 19 homes in Benson could be asked for financial contributions towards infrastructure if planning permission is granted.

Brim Developments plans to demolish Nos 22 and 24 Blacklands Road to make way for the development on a parcel of overgrown land that stretches behind several neighbouring homes.

The new properties would include 16 starter homes.

The financial contributions requested by the village’s traffic advisory group include dropped kerbs at the junctions of Blacklands Road and Brook Street and Observatory Close and Brook Street to help parents with pushchairs and people with wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

It also wants footpath signs, path clearance and extra cycle racks and new road markings on Brook Street to preserve access to properties.



Parish council chairwoman Pat Peers said a play area in Green Close next to the site would be used by children from the estate and needed improving.

A council meeting heard that the development would increase the volume of traffic the area by 20 per cent.

South Oxfordshire District Council is due to consider the application by March 21.



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