Adderbury homes approved to meet government targets

Councillor Michael Gibbard, Cherwell's lead member for planning.
Councillor Michael Gibbard, Cherwell's lead member for planning.

Plans for 31 homes to built opposite a new development site in Adderbury have been approved to help meet Government housing targets.

The application by Banner Homes Midlands Limited to erect 20 private houses and 11 affordable dwellings on land north of Milton Road have given the go ahead by Cherwell District councillors at a planning committee meeting yesterday (Thursday).

In following officers’ recommendations to grant planning consent, members considered both Government housing targets and guidelines as set out in the National Policy Framework, which stipulates housing should be approved unless it is likely to cause significant or demonstrate harm.

Councillor Michael Gibbard, lead member for planning, said: “Without a demonstrable five-year housing land supply and in the absence of sufficient planning policy reasons for refusal, members had to concede that this development be allowed under the guidelines of the New Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).”

The application will include a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom private properties and 11 two or three-bedroom homes available on a shared ownership or affordable rent basis.