The Council is again providing for far too many houses than is necessary. It should stick with the Government’s figures*
It is also providing far too many houses for Oxford. Oxford has consistently exaggerated its ‘need’ claiming that it is almost double
the Government’s figures*.
All of this excessive development will place a huge strain on transport and other infrastructure and local services, especially coming
on top of the huge levels of development already planned for this area
Too much Green Belt land has already been allocated for development around Kidlington
The 4,400 houses (likely to be more) will already damage the local environment and add to transport and other problems
the 4,400 houses are supposedly for Oxford’s need only but in practice this is meaningless as they will be available for anyone
including residents of Kidlington
It is clear that more than 4,400 houses are being planned for the housing sites already allocated which is a further reason for not
taking any more Green Belt.
Green Belt boundaries are meant to endure beyond the lifetime of a local plan. Given that a major revision was made to Cherwell’s
Green Belt boundaries only three years ago (in a plan for the period to 2031) it is hard to see how further revision can be justified now.
Government’s figures we are referring to the “Standard Method” which the Government uses for calculating “housing need” for use in planning.