More homes could be built next to railway

An outline plan to build up to 200 homes on a former recycling facility site in Banbury have been revealed.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 3:44 pm
Updated Monday, 14th March 2016, 3:44 pm
Grundon Waste Management is looking to submit plans to build 200 homes on their recycling site on Merton Street. NNL-160314-103707001

Grundon Waste Management, run an integrated waste collection, transfer, treatment and recycling facility from its Merton Street depot near the railway station and has exciting plans to regenerate the three-hectare site.

The company, which has plans to move to new and modern purpose designed facilities in nearby Thorpe Mead, has unveiled outline plans for a housing development once the site in Merton Street becomes vacant.

Matt Taylor of JSA (Planning and Architects), said: “We have held extensive pre-application discussions with Cherwell District Council, as we seek to bring forward proposals which would complete the regeneration of this eastern area of Banbury”.

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The council has already adopted the site as a formal housing allocation within its Local Plan and Grundon Waste Management aims to submit an outline application later this month.

Mr Taylor added: “The Grundon business is based around sustainability – and recovering, re-using and recycling what other people throw away.

“It seems very appropriate to extend that principle in to reusing/recycling land as well!”