MP visits ‘soggy’ site for new homes

The Oxford Times: Ed Vaizey, left, with farmer Paul Caudwell Ed Vaizey, left, with farmer Paul Caudwell

ED Vaizey spent a “soggy afternoon” walking around fields near Faringdon where hundreds of homes could soon be built.

The Wantage and Didcot MP was invited by Great Coxwell Parish Council, which is worried infrastructure will not be able to cope with so many homes.

On February 7 he toured fields where housing is planned. Some were flooded.

Judith Heathcoat, county councillor for Faringdon, said: “One field has been flooded since Christmas and Ed saw how bad it was.

“We spent a soggy afternoon walking.”

Housing developer SGR (Faringdon) Ltd got permission to build 200 homes on Fernham Fields, between Great Coxwell and Faringdon, in December.

With just over 100 homes in the village at present, that estate will treble its size, and now Welbeck Strategic Land wants to build another 200 homes at the Coxwell Road and A420 junction.

The plans are due to be decided by Vale of White Horse District Council on February 27.

Mr Vaizey is to protest against the Welbeck plan.

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9:41pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Councillor mark cherry says...

"We had a soggy afternoon walking' my god try
Working on a wet building site in this terrible weather or pity the poor family's
Who have a there lives decimated by flooded. End of
"We had a soggy afternoon walking' my god try Working on a wet building site in this terrible weather or pity the poor family's Who have a there lives decimated by flooded. End of Councillor mark cherry
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1:38pm Tue 18 Feb 14

royston-vasey says...

Mr Vaisey should take a look at the Slade End development in Wallingford too. 555 homes to be built and at least part of the site has been underwater for a couple of weeks.
Mr Vaisey should take a look at the Slade End development in Wallingford too. 555 homes to be built and at least part of the site has been underwater for a couple of weeks. royston-vasey
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7:58pm Tue 18 Feb 14

piper2011 says...

any fool who buys a house on this field deserves all they get and any estate agent selling them needs a public flogging
any fool who buys a house on this field deserves all they get and any estate agent selling them needs a public flogging piper2011
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8:18am Wed 19 Feb 14

camden says...

The really sad thing is his visit will not make a jot of difference to the eventual outcome. The house's will get built, suitable location or not, The developer will bank his millions, the estate agents will make a killing, the council will meet it's ridiculous government quota, oh and the poor schmucks that buy/rent these houses will have to put up with the flooding and the subsidence and everyone else will have to put up with the over subscribed schools/doctors and the traffic gridlock because improving infrastructure is not profitable.
The really sad thing is his visit will not make a jot of difference to the eventual outcome. The house's will get built, suitable location or not, The developer will bank his millions, the estate agents will make a killing, the council will meet it's ridiculous government quota, oh and the poor schmucks that buy/rent these houses will have to put up with the flooding and the subsidence and everyone else will have to put up with the over subscribed schools/doctors and the traffic gridlock because improving infrastructure is not profitable. camden
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