Councillors have unanimously approved plans for 660 homes, 70 care units, local centre space and a primary school on land east of Kingston Bagpuize.

Lioncourt Strategic Land’s hybrid scheme seeks outline permission from Vale of White Horse District Council for the development and full permission for two roundabouts and a link road. Thirty-five per cent of the homes will be affordable.

A similar development for the 38.4-hectare site was refused two years ago on highways and air quality grounds and the absence of a completed S106 legal agreement.

Transport and air quality consultants explained to the planning committee’s February 14 meeting the measures to address those concerns before Vicky Bilton from Lioncourt strategic Land addressed councillors.

She said more than £20 million of infrastructure funding will come forward from the scheme.

She added: “That includes £7.75m of funding towards a primary school facility on the site. There’s also additional land to accommodate a two-form entry school should that be required. Also £3.66m towards secondary provision, and within the district as well.”

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