Campaigners have declared they are ready to challenge developers over plans for an estate of 170 homes in East Hagbourne.
South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) received 465 responses to a planning application to build on 1.5 acres of land east of New Road, which joins Didcot and East Hagbourne by Didcot Community Allotment.
A large majority of the comments objected over traffic fears, worries that it will merge Didcot and East Hagbourne, and the fact that the site is not in SODC’s housing plan.
Developer Grainger PLC submitted the application in August last year.
It was due to be decided in December, but as Grainger submitted small changes to the plans in January, it is now expected SODC’s planning committee could make a decision next month.
A target decision date for officers to make a recommendation has been set as May 11.
Andy Barmer, chair of campaign group Mind the Green Gap told the Guardian: “There is a certain amount of restlessness amongst the community now. People are quite fed up as we’ve been eager for a decision for months.”
Residents from Didcot, Blewbury, West Hagbourne and Wallingford objected.
Mr Barmer added: “We are ready to challenge Grainger over this. I think this goes to show that this is not just an East Hagbourne issue, it is the whole of the Didcot area.”
Grainger’s amendment to their plans saw the allocated green space for the development moved to the north side of the development.
Didcot and Wantage MP Ed Vaizey opposed the plans as the site is not allocated in SODC’s Core Strategy.
He said: “The site as it stands would close the green gap between East Hagbourne and Didcot, and would lead to the coalescence of the two settlements and loss of identity.”
Oxfordshire County Council objected over concerns proposed access roads are not suitable.
New Road resident Geraldine Saunders said: “It is bad enough at the moment pulling out of my drive in the mornings without potentially an additional 200 cars adding to the problem.”
Grainger did not respond to a request for a comment.