Clubhouse plan for town football club

A CGI impression of the new homes in Chipping Norton NNL-141217-140722001
A CGI impression of the new homes in Chipping Norton NNL-141217-140722001

Plans to build 228 new homes in Chipping Norton and a clubhouse for its football club have been submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council.

The site is on land south and east of Walterbush Road and will also provide a new landscaped edge to the town, incorporating a footpath and cycleway between the football club and the rugby club off Burford Road.

Kim Clarke, social club stewardess of Chipping Norton Football Club, said: “We are delighted that the planning application has now been submitted. The new club house is much needed and will dramatically improve the facilities at the club for current members and hopefully new players for many years to come.”

The land has long been identified as an opportunity to deliver a substantial number of new homes while visually improving the edge of the town in this location.

This was most recently confirmed by the Housing Strategy paper produced by West Oxfordshire District Council as evidence for the new Local Plan.

The preparation of the application has also involved extensive engagement with Chipping Norton Town Council, who have confirmed its in principle support the proposed development.