West Oxfordshire District Council approves plan to build 1,000 homes in west Witney (From The Oxford Times)
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West Oxfordshire District Council approves plan to build 1,000 homes in west Witney
COUNCILLORS have granted permission in principle for 1,000 homes west of Witney.
West Oxfordshire District Council's lowlands area planning subcommittee has agreed the application this afternoon.
The plan will bring with it a new junction on the A40 at Downs Road, at least 30 per cent affordable housing, a new primary school and space - if needed - for a new secondary school.
It will also provide £100,000 developer funding towards reopening the Corn Exchange and £250,000 towards revamping facilities at West Witney Sports Ground.