A DEVELOPER has asked permission to knock down a Whitchurch house and build another in its place.
Bellmore Homes wants to demolish The Haven in Eastfield Lane and erect a new four-bedroom property.
It removed the roof in the spring but was ordered to stop work and apply for retrospective consent from South Oxfordshire District Council, which it did.
The authority then refused as the developer wanted to build two homes. Officers said this was overdevelopment of the site.
The council will decide the scaled-down scheme by the end of August.