Sunday, 22 October 2017

‘Say no to more homes’

ANY increase in Goring’s housebuilding quota should be challenged, say residents who are writing the village’s neighbourhood

ANY increase in Goring’s housebuilding quota should be challenged, say residents who are writing the village’s neighbourhood plan.

Goring must currently accommodate 105 new dwellings by 2027 to meet targets but this total could increase after a report commissioned by South Oxfordshire District Council concluded it hadn’t earmarked enough housing land to meet demand.

In theory, Goring could be asked to take another 160 homes but it is believed the figure would be lower in practice. The volunteer steering group compiling Goring’s neighbourhood plan has asked parish councillors to oppose any increase.

Council chairman Kevin Bulmer said: “They feel they’ve been caught out at the wicket by this possible change.

“It has been suggested that Henley won’t take any extra homes because it faces too many constraints and the same applies to Goring. We can’t take many more.”



The plan will go to a referendum in the spring.



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