Saturday, 28 November 2020

Plan for six new homes

SIX new houses could be built in Tokers Green.

SIX new houses could be built in Tokers Green.

Country Homes, of Guildford, has applied for planning permission to demolish a six-bedroom house in Tokers Green Lane and replace it with six homes, three with four bedrooms, two with three and one with two.

An application for two detached four-bedroom houses at the back of the site was approved in November.

However, an application for three new homes at the front of the site was rejected by South Oxfordshire District Council on the recommendation of Kidmore End Parish Council which said this would be overdevelopment of the site and unneighbourly and lead to more traffic. Ian Ellis, of Southern Planning Practice, said the latest application ”struck the right balance” between making the best use of the site considering its location and neighbouring properties.

He said the reason for refusal of the previous application was misplaced, unsound, failed to show any demonstrable harm and “verges on the vexatious”.

“The three dwellings at the rear are a better fit with the context and surroundings of the site than the two larger houses that already have planning permission,” he added.

The parish council will discuss the application at its meeting on September 23.

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