Councillors and villagers are objecting to a proposal to build 200 homes due to concerns over development next to a dumping ground.
At a meeting on Friday, neighbours objected to Redrow’s development plan for land off Hobbyhorse Lane in Sutton Courtenay, which was put forward and resubmitted with additional information on
The site had been allocated for residential development for up to 220 homes in the recently adopted Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2031 Part 1.
The residents said that the documents submitted since then do not justify approval of the application due to drainage and contamination risk.
In December, Sutton Courtenay Parish Council said: “The parish council continues to maintain its objection to the application.
“There is nothing in the drainage and gas migration reports that make any material difference to the concerns raised previously.
“There is reference to no report of standing water and run off since 2014, yet videos have been supplied to the district council [Vale of the White Horse] of water from the remedial works running onto the adjacent football pitch.
“The parish council understands that local consultants are meeting with appropriate bodies to discuss drainage issues, and the parish council fully maintains its objection.”
On February 16, the parish said: “The supplementary documents do nothing to alleviate the parish council’s concerns in this regard.
“The additional measures needed to deal with the gas really just confirm that there is an issue with the gas.
“What will the situation be in a few years when it is clogged with silt? Videos have been submitted to the district council showing gas bubbling in the trenches.
“The evidence in the documents submitted does not justify approval of the application.”
Councillor Stuart Davenport said: “I proposed the motion to refuse the application in Sutton Courtenay because we had evidence from a drainage expert indicating the proposed drainage system would not work.
“In such circumstances, I felt duty bound to protect neighbours and future residents from the lack of a workable drainage strategy.”