WODC rejects Kingham housing plans

St Andrew's Church in Kingham. Photo by SA Mathieson, from Geograph

St Andrew’s Church in Kingham. Photo by SA Mathieson, from Geograph

A proposal to build 16 new homes on land off Church Street in Kingham has been refused by West Oxfordshire District Council.

As we previously reported, the proposal was controversial because it was believed that the land might be contaminated.

However, WODC rejected the proposal both because of the strength of local opposition to the plans, and because the scale and location of the proposed development led to concerns that the proposal would harm the ‘landscape character’ of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) without delivering community benefits or taking account of the local community.

 

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