Banbury Constituency Labour Party

Cherwell District Council’s lack of Local Plan results in “housing in the wrong place”

It has now been revealed that the reason The Department for Communities and Local Government overruled CDC and allowed 375 homes to be built in Bloxham and Hook Norton was because, ” …… Cherwell District Council failed to produce an up-to-date local plan to determine where development should and should not go.”

Responding for the Council, Conservative Michael Gibbard, lead member for planning, added: “We will have to accept these housing developments in some unsuitable locations but that is the judgement, that is the law, and that is what will happen.”

“These numbers of houses form an imbalance to general plans for the district and therefore we will have to work hard to make the scale of this housing fit into the existing community. They are in the wrong place.”

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-24725266

Read Labour Group Leader Sean Woodcock’s view

 

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