Jansons Property has welcomed a report that backs its case for re-routing an access road into a major housing development.
Jansons is proposing a housing scheme called Chilbrook Meadows, part of the wider West Eynsham Strategic Development Area (SDA) which has an allocation for 1,000 homes. Jansons’ proposals include re-routing an access road which would avoid a flood plain.
Now, in a report commissioned by West Oxfordshire District Council, consultants from White Young Green highlight a number of issues posed by the original route of the road including the flood risk.
The Environment Agency warned in February that building on flood plains in England should be resisted where possible.
In June, Jansons held a public consultation on Chilbrook Meadows with almost 100 residents attending the online exhibition. Of those who submitted feedback, 69 per cent expressed support for the new access strategy.
Andy Jansons, managing director of Jansons Property, said: “After years spent engaging with both the council and the local community, we welcome the findings that are contained within this report.
“This is in line with our own evidence assessments and echoes the strength of feeling that exists within the community who were very clear to us that they did not want to see an access through the flood plain.
“The team now look forward to submitting a planning application in line with these findings and working with all parties to deliver the new homes that West Oxfordshire so desperately needs.”
The SDA is a key part of West Oxfordshire District Council’s Local Plan, which was adopted in September 2018. The alternative access road, across land owned by Jansons, will link to a new roundabout offering direct access to a new park & ride.
The report can be seen at https://www.westoxon.gov.uk/media/yyylptob/west-eynsham-sda-access-study.pdf
Image shows the site of Jansons’ Chilbrook Meadows scheme in red. Jansons’ proposed access road is shown in dark brown. The indicative route, as per the Local Plan, is in light brown.
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