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Decision details

Disposal and Development of land at Walterbush Road, Chipping Norton, for custom build zero carbon homes.

Decision Maker: Executive, Chief Finance Officer / Deputy Chief Executive - Elizabeth Griffiths

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor Geoff Saul, Executive Member for Housing and Social Welfare, introduced and gave an overview of the report, which sought to agree a delivery approach for the development of homes at Walterbush Road.


In debate, the Executive praised the work of Officers relating to the Scheme, and that the proposal in front of the Executive, was deemed to be the right action course, after exploring multiple avenues to find the right solution, and also after the Executive had deliberated, at length, on the subject matter. Local interest in the scheme was also highlighted by the Executive, and it was further noted that further, unnecessary delays would not be in keeping with the Council’s priority of putting residents first.


Councillor Saul proposed that the Executive agree to the recommendations as listed on the report. This was seconded by Councillor Dan Levy, was put to a vote and was unanimously agreed by the Executive.


Executive Resolved to:

  1. Agree to cease the relationship with the current proposed developer;
  2. Seek formal Expressions of Interest on the site for a development which as a minimum delivers affordable homes but also encourages net carbon zero and self-build proposals;
  3. Delegate to the Chief Finance Officer, in consultation with the Executive Member for Finance, the decision to proceed with cable diversion and award a contract.

Report author: Claire Locke

Publication date: 30/06/2023

Date of decision: 21/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 01/07/2023

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