AN exhibition about plans to build up to 100 homes between Pyrton and Watlington will be held next
AN exhibition about plans to build up to 100 homes between Pyrton and Watlington will be held next week.
Developer Providence Land has earmarked a field in Pyrton parish, near Watlington recreation ground, which is bounded on two sides by Pyrton Lane.
There would be a new road through the site, providing an alternative route for drivers using Pyrton Lane, and a short stretch of road to connect Cuxham Road and Pyrton Lane via Willow Close.
Jonathan Harbottle, director of Providence Land says he aims to take through traffic out of Watlington town centre by rerouting it.
The proposals also include long-stay public parking, community and sports facilities and new parkland and open space to act as a buffer between Watlington and Pyrton. There would also be pedestrian and cycle routes between the two places.
The plans have been criticised by Watlington’s neighbourhood plan forum co-ordination group.
In a statement, it said: “The proposed development of housing, on agricultural land between the recreation ground and Pyrton Lane, and a through route linking the Marlbrook estate to the B4009, precipitates consideration of only one possible site when there are many other options.
“It is inappropriately timed, without waiting to be part of the more comprehensive consideration of the wider implications of future development in both parishes.”
The exhibition will be held at Watlington town hall on Friday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm and on Saturday from 10am to noon.