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Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 (Part 1) Partial Review Oxford's Unmet Housing Need.

As some of you may already be aware Cherwell District Council on Monday 26th February 2018 approved the proposal to build 4,400 new homes on local Green Belt area, including 2,350 either side of the A44 between Begbroke and Yarnton. This was despite considerable opposition from local parish councils, representative groups, many individuals and local Cherwell District Councillors. Representation against the proposal at the meeting was excellent, with all speakers giving good reason for their opposition. It was hard to see how that representation could have been any better. The vote by Cherwell District Councillors was 26 in favour and 17 against with 2 abstentions. The net effect meaning that the proposal will move forward for consideration in public by a government inspector for recommendations. It is possible that this could take place around May/June 2018. Whilst the outcome of the vote was disappointing, there are many aspects of the proposal that will be subject to considerable scrutiny by the inspector. All is not lost and we live in hope.

Yarnton Parish Council would like to thank all the organisations and local residents who have taken the time to submit the 1461 representations received by Cherwell DC, a clear indication as to the depth of feeling by residents and their representatives.

Yarnton Parish Council

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