Reconsider Witney North Development of 1400 homes

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As the Planning Authority we would like West Oxfordshire District Council to review urgently the strategic development area of North Witney.

Over Christmas 2020 local homes were flooded, both as a result of flash floods and in subsequent river level rises. Both the impact of the new homes on Hailey Road and surrounding areas, and the proposed new infrastructure such as a new road across flooding fields between West End and Burford Road, have serious consequences and need to be reconsidered for the flood risk they pose.

Drains and culverts in the area became overloaded quickly on 23/12/20. Water rushed in a torrent across playing fields and down the roads, including Hailey Road. Even more than the traffic issues, these flooding concerns lead us to believe that the North Witney Development Area needs to be reconsidered immediately.

Cllr Andrew Coles, Cllr Duncan Enright and Cllr Richard Langridge