COUNCILLORS will make decisions on several controversial schemes tonight including an 85-home estate in Wantage which has aroused protests.

Vale of White Horse District Council planning committee will decide whether to approve the details for the estate which the town council voted against.

Councillors and residents are worried that the estate, which would lead traffic onto Chain Hill, would produce congestion problems and overshadow neighbouring homes in Orchard Way. The Vale planning committee granted it outline permission in March last year.

Tonight, at Wantage Civic Hall, the planning committee will discuss issues such as the type of housing and details of materials.

Meanwhile, the committee will also make a decision on an application by Costa Coffee in Wantage Market Place to have four tables with chairs on the pavement outside, which Wantage Town Council said would block the thoroughfare.