Plans for over 450 homes in Wallingford stopped

Two developments for more than 450 homes in Wallingford will not go ahead following a decision by South Oxfordshire District Council.

At a meeting on Wednesday its planning committee accepted recommendations by officers to refuse applications from Berkeley and Wates developers.

Berkeley wanted to build 380 homes and Wates 98 near Reading Road in the town.

Instead the district's draft core strategy recommends Slade End Farm as the site for 400 new homes.

Wates Developments has said it is now waiting for details about why its application was refused and will then consider its position.

Managing director David Brocklebank said: "We believe that our high quality scheme of family homes at land west of Winterbrook would help meet the acute need for family housing in the district and especially affordable homes."

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