A RETROSPECTIVE application to allow a golf club in Chipping Norton to hold social functions has been backed by the town council.

West Oxfordshire District Council is considering the plans put forward by Cotswolds Club, in Southcombe, to enable the use of its social club for events.

Discussing the plans at Monday’s council meeting, Councillor Alex Corfield said he “strongly” supported the application.

“It’s a place for people to be employed locally and I’ve got no objection to this application,” he said.