UPDATE: Have you seen the massive hole dug by housing developers in Banbury?

Thanks to Philip Lucas for sending us this picture of the hole
Thanks to Philip Lucas for sending us this picture of the hole

A huge hole has been dug by housing developers in a field in Banbury and people are wondering why.

Builders behind the Longford Park housing development have been excavating the site off Bankside, opposite Farm Way, for weeks.

Who needs a hole that big?

Who needs a hole that big?

A Cherwell District Council spokesman said officers are investigating but the council has no reason to believe these works are not compliant with the planning permission granted at the site.

A spokesman for Barratt Homes West Midlands, one of the Longford Park developers, said: “We are currently in the process of soil remediation as part of the planned building works at our Longford Park development.”

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The digger's arm shows the scale of the hole

The digger's arm shows the scale of the hole

That's one hell of a hole

That's one hell of a hole