Plans for more than 500 homes across seven schemes will be considered by councillors in Cherwell on Thursday (July 13).

The district council’s planning committee is due to decide on all the schemes (which cover 519 homes in total) but only four of the projects (totalling 318 homes) have been recommended for approval.

Of the schemes recommended for approval:

  • Wates Developments plans 147 homes on 14.9 hectares of agricultural land at Green Lane, Chesterton.
  • L&Q Estates plans 55 homes on 3.52 hectares of agricultural land west of Church Ley Field, next to Blackthorn Road, Ambrosden.
  • Pembury Webb plans 53 homes on land to the north of Wimborn Close and Mackley Close, Deddington.
  • Patrick Rooney plans to develop an existing 0.6-hectare caravan park at Station Approach, Banbury for 63 apartments.

Of those recommended for refusal:

  • Archstone Ambrosden, Bellway Homes Ltd and Ros plan 120 homes on 9.46 hectares of agricultural land off Ploughley Road, north of Ambrosden. Reasons for recommending refusal include it being incongruous in its setting.
  • Nicholas King Homes plans 71 properties on 3.8 hectares on the southern edge of Cropredy. Reasons for recommending refusal include being incongruous with nearby settlement, its design and insufficient sustainable construction or renewable energy methods.
  • Fellside Estates plans 10 homes by converting a listed school building in Banbury town centre. Reasons for recommending refusal include harm to the listed building.

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