Planning application for 37 houses on Priory Field east

This page gives details of a major planning application to build 37 new houses on Priory Field east, off Packhorse Lane (A415). This application superceded an earlier application to build 16 houses on part of this site.

  • Kemp & Kemp, on behalf of the Mr and Mrs Bedford, submitted an application to build 37 houses on the east side of Priory Field on 1 September 2014. This site is the other half of Priory Field; planning permission to build 18 houses on the west side of the field was granted in on 26 June 2013.

  • The Parish Council met on 28 October 2013 to consider the earlier version of the application, and again on 10 September 2014 to discuss the final version. The Council considered comments made by residents and, among other things, the implications for traffic turning onto and off the A415, the impact on the wildlife, drainage both for foul sewer and surface water, the potential for flooding given past experiences of flooding in the Priory Lane area and the impact on the village school. After careful discussion the Council voted by 8 to 0 to object to the application. The Council has written to the Vale of White Horse District Council to highlight the main concerns which were raised. 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 4 March 2015. David Walton spoke on behalf of the Parish Council and the developer spoke on behalf of the supporters. Councillor Catherine Webber, our District Councillor, spoke objecting to the application. After some discussion, the Committee voted by 11 to 2 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 P14/V1976/O.