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Town council opposes plans for 60 new homes in Chippy
PLANS for 60 new homes in Chipping Norton have not found favour with the town council.
Members unanimously voted to strongly oppose the development of affordable and private homes on land at West End Farm, Churchill Road, at their meeting last Monday.
Deputy Mayor Chris Butterworth said the council had received at least 15 letters in opposition to the plans from residents.
Issues raised included the development was within the conservation area, the impact it would have on the listed building, The Bliss Mill, and how it would spoil the views towards it.
Councillors decided to oppose the development, put forward by Sharba Homes Ltd, on the grounds it affects the setting of the Bliss Mill, spoils the character of the area and would cause traffic issues.
In the design and access statement, the developer said: “The development will respect the local character and sensitivity of the designated heritage assets and will also move the community towards a more sustainable future through a significant increase in housing choice.
“Development will accord with the principals of high quality design and best practice to create a townscape that is varied and sympathetic to its environment.”
The plans are currently being considered by West Oxfordshire District Council.
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