Plans for 90 houses in Milcombe recommended for rejection


The Parish Council noted the village has grown by 28 per cent in the last ten years

Plans to build up to 90 houses in a farm field on the edge of Milcombe are set to be discussed at a planning meeting next week.   Council planners are recommending the proposals be rejected.

The application has been lodged by members of the Smith family, working with Neptune Land Promotion Ltd.   The site is on the southern side of the Bloxham Road, backing onto Portland Road.

Of the proposed homes 58 would be private dwellings, made up of 3 two bedroom bungalows, 40 two or three bedroom properties and 15 four or five bedroom homes.   The remaining properties would include 23 affordable rent and 9 shared ownership dwellings, consisting of bungalows, maisonettes and houses ranging from one to four bedrooms.

The plans include a donated plot of land for a new village hall to replace the existing building which the applicant says is “no longer fit for purpose”.   However, Milcombe Parish Council would be responsible for paying to have the hall built.

The Parish Council “strongly” objected to the application noting that the village has already grown by 28 per cent in the last ten years.

Planning officers are recommending Councillors reject the application as it would result in a disproportionate development and urbanisation when considered against the scale of the existing village.   It highlights that private cars would be needed to carry out day-to-day activity and the site is not well located to existing services and facilities.

A final decision will be made at the planning meeting next Thursday (June 6).

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

Reader's opinions
  1. Wendy French-Carter   On   31/05/2024 at 9:02 am

    The village is spoilt already with all the building that’s been done, that is my home , grow up there. It’s as amazing village community . This will totally ruin it. The amenities are overrun now, the amount of vehicles going through is horrendous . Also opposite the children’s playing field !!!! I am against it totally !!!

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