MORE than 100 homes have been approved for a huge estate on the edge of Wantage.

St Modwen has received planning approval from the Vale of White Horse District Council for the development of 102 homes including eight affordable houses on its Kingsgrove scheme.

The application, submitted in March, provided detail on the layout, scale, appearance, landscaping and access details for the planned houses.

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They will be developed by St Modwen Homes and will comprise two, three, four and five-bedroom houses.

The 227-acre site at Kingsgrove was granted outline planning permission in July 2015 by the Vale of the White Horse Council District Council for up to 1,500 homes, a new primary school, a neighbourhood centre including a community hall, pub/restaurant and local retail space, sports pitches, employment space and community amenities set around a central park.

St. Modwen Homes has almost finished the first phase of 70 homes at Kingsgrove, with the first residents having moved in.

CALA Homes with 174 new houses and Bellway with 82 houses also underway brings the total of homes currently being delivered on site up to 428.

Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet signed an agreement for the Wantage eastern link road last month, which will be part funded by £1.951 million from the Housing Infrastructure Fund.

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The planned relief road, that runs along the north of the Kingsgrove development, will relieve congestion in Wantage, and will link the A417 to the east of the town with the A338 to the north.