On 6 December, the Uplands Area Planning Sub-Committee for West Oxfordshire approved the planning application for 170 houses on greenfield land north of Witney Road in the village of Long Hanborough (17/1082/OUT).
Hanborough Parish Council objected to the proposal on the grounds that the development would have an adverse impact on the Conservation Area, and due to the traffic that would be generated by the scheme.
Neighbouring Freeland Parish Council also objected.
CPRE also objected because of the proximity of the site to the Conservation Area and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and due to the fact that the site is not within the draft West Oxon Local Plan, which is currently being consulted upon.
A total of 154 objections were received.
A key objection was that a large number of new homes are already allocated in the locality and that there is not an immediate need for the proposed development.
NNGO members, Hands off Hanborough, were disappointed by the decision.
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