Council officers have recommended refusal for a development of up to 660 homes, a care home, a primary school and shops for land east of Kingston Bagpuize in Oxfordshire.

Lioncourt Strategic Land’s hybrid application, which seeks full planning permission for the creation of new roundabouts along with outline permission for the main development, will go before Vale of White Horse District Council’s planning committee on Thursday, February 11.

But a report to the committee recommends refusal on the grounds of traffic, air quality and lack of a suitable s106 agreement.

The 38.4-hectare site of four arable agricultural fields and a former part of the A420 Oxford Road, is allocated in the Local Plan for around 600 homes.

But in its conclusion the committee report states: “The application fails to identify and co-ordinate the provision of highways infrastructure and provide satisfactory air quality mitigation.

“Officers consider the harm identified is contrary to development plan requirements which significantly undermines economic and environmental objectives and demonstrably outweighs the benefits of the proposal.”

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