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Housing increase at key Banbury site

A further eight houses will be built on land east of Warwick Road in Banbury after a council decision.

Cherwell District Council's planning committee yesterday (Thursday) approved an application for permission to build 20 new homes on the site. They will be built instead of 12 previously approved, larger dwellings, forming part of a development totalling 118 homes.

The application site forms part of the area covered by Policy Banbury 5 of the adopted Local Plan, north of Dukes Meadow Drive and east of the Warwick Road.

Cllr Colin Clarke, Cherwell's lead member for planning, said: "This is a relatively modest change to a previously approved development and we can approve it knowing that it will not have an undue effect on neighbourhood amenity or on infrastructure. The Policy Banbury 5 area is an important site for the future of housing in the district and we are pleased to see work progressing. "

The new dwellings will be built to designs approved in a previous planning application, with the new layout occupying a slightly larger overall land area to accommodate the additional eight homes.

Permission to go ahead with the work has been given, subject to an appropriate section 106 agreement being completed and the conclusion of a public consultation. The legal agreement will help fund bus links between the new development and the town centre.

Across the wider area covered by Policy Banbury 5 there is already outline planning permission for the development of 510 dwellings.

For more information on these applications, please search cherwell.gov.uk for application no. 16/01210/F

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