26 May

SODC responds to Benson residents’ concerns and rejects plan for 120 houses

On 24 May South Oxfordshire District Council rejected an application to build 120 houses on land south of Watlington Road (BEN5).

Many Benson residents objected to the plan including over 25 who attended the planning committee meeting.

Parish Councillor Jon Fowler said: “The village was firmly opposed to plans that undermined their Neighbourhood Plan which is nearing completion. It is great news that the council listened to their concerns and rejected the proposal. Benson can now get on with seeing the Neighbourhood Plan through to adoption.”