Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Council says no to housing

PEPPARD Parish Council has opposed plans for seven new homes in Kingwood.

Paul Quinney has applied for outline planning permission to develop two acres of land at Kingwood Farm, near the former Borocourt Hospital, off Wyfold Lane, which he owns jointly with Yvonne Howie, from Twickenham. 

The site is in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the application is opposed by neighbours who say the access road could not deal with the extra traffic and the development would spoil the views and harm wildlife.

The parish council’s planning committee recommended the application is  refused by South Oxfordshire District Council, the planning authority.

In a 7,000-word document outlining its objections, the committee raises concerns about light pollution, the suitablity of the location and parking.

It also claims that Mr Quinney’s “consultation” with the council was overstated.

It says he twice gave a presentation to the committee but adds: “No dialogue or discussion was entered into and no residents who attended either meeting spoke in support of the application.”

The committee says the village’s housing needs can be met with infill developments and there is little support for the plans.

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