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More than 1,000 new houses built in West Oxfordshire

More than 1,000 new houses built in West Oxfordshire
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A NEW report suggests a district council is hitting its new homes target.

A monitoring report of West Oxfordshire District Council’s (WODC) Local Plan was approved by the council’s cabinet last week.

The report reveals that during 2019/20, 1,086 new homes were built, and more than £3 million was collected by WODC through Section 106 planning obligations.

The report also showed that 80 per cent of planning applications have been determined within target timescales within the last five years.

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Meanwhile, more than 1,000 building control applications are processed each year.

The Local Plan, agreed in 2018, sets out the council’s ambition for building new houses, including affordable homes.

The report was presented to the council’s cabinet by Jeff Haine, WODC’s cabinet member for strategic planning.

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He said: “I am really encouraged by this report which shows that we are making great progress on our key priorities.

“Our Local Plan sets out how we can provide new and affordable housing for our local communities. It sets out our ambition that we do this in a way that protects our environment while also providing homes our residents can afford.

“The figures in this report show we are on track to deliver what we set out to achieve and I hope residents will see the positive impact this work will have.”

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