West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) has approved plans for a 228-home housing development between Walterbush Road and Burford Road, subject to legal agreements.
As we previously reported, the proposal, submitted by Archstone and Bellway Homes, is for 228 houses, to be built on fields between the two roads. 40 per cent of the homes will be affordable.
The plans also include a new clubhouse for Chipping Norton Football Club.
At the March Uplands planning sub-committee meeting at WODC, the plans were formally approved.
The Town Council, which viewed the proposal “positively”, has asked for Section 106 money – which a developer pays to benefit the community – to be spent on a skate park, new recreation equipment and improvements to the existing recreational grounds in the town.
WODC has also stated that some Section 106 money should be used to provide “creative education space” in association with Chippy’s Theatre.
WODC’s Head of Housing also welcomed the application, which would see 91 affordable housing units being built, stating that there are currently 187 households on WODC’s waiting list that would qualify for affordable housing in Chipping Norton.
The affordable housing will primarily comprise two, three and four bedroomed houses, but there will also be one and two bed flats.