Plans on display for 350 new homes, cricket pitch and burial ground


Proposals for 350 homes and community facilities inbetween Willis Road and Aston Road in Haddenham go on public display next week.

The blueprints for affordable homes, retirement housing, a cricket pitch, burial ground and new community facilities are part of an exhibition at Haddenham Methodist Church between 4pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday, July 15.

More than half the land needed for the scheme is currently owned by the diocese of Oxford, and developer Lightwood Strategic has entered into an agreement with the church to promote the land, which is close to Tiggywinkles and Haddenham Garden Centre, for development.

Daniel Weaver, of Pegasus Planning, which is also working on the development proposal, said: “The demand for housing in this area is extremely high, including among lower income families.

“While there are many needs within a community, including for open green space, this needs to be balanced with the need for people to have a home.

“We have already worked closely with the Diocese of Oxford, which owns much of the site, and the parish council, and believe the draft proposal we are presenting strikes a good balance.

“As well as new homes, including much-needed affordable homes, we have included retirement homes, a community centre, cricket pitch, burial ground and four new play areas.”

He added: “We understand there will be concerns, but the exhibition is a good chance for local residents to find out about the plans and share any concerns, insights and suggestions they have.

“Where we can, we will use feedback we get to help shape the proposal before we submit the application.”