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Planning application for 43 houses on Kings Field
This page gives details of a planning application to build 43 new houses on Kings Field, off Sheepstead Road.
Carter Jonas submitted an outline planning application to build 48 houses on the southern part of Kings Field on 23 March 2013. This was later revised to a new layout with a total of 43 houses.
The Parish Council met on 8 May 2013 to discuss the earlier version of the application, and again on 12 June 2013 to discuss the final version. The Council considered the comments made by residents. There are concerns regarding the inadequacy of the infrastructure to accommodate additional dwellings and the lack of adequate sewerage and land drainage provision. The development would be beyond the village boundary. Marcham primary school is at capacity and children from the development are likely to have to travel to school outside of the area. The proposal is not sustainable in terms of Marcham village and would cause excessive impact on the immediate area. The Council voted by 5 to 0 to object to the application. Please click here to see the complete letter that was sent to VWHDC.
The application was discussed by the Vale of White Horse District Council Planning Committee on 24 July 2013. There were about 30 people attending from Marcham. David Walton spoke on behalf of the Parish Council, Lorraine Young spoke on behalf of the objectors, and Mike Robinson (Carter Jonas) spoke on behalf of the supporters. After some discussion, the Committee voted by 11 to 1 to grant planning permission, subject to various conditions including starting to build within one year.
More details about this application can be found on the Vale of White Horse District Council website. The reference number for this application is P13/V0575/O.