A COUNCIL leader has said she hopes 'due consideration' will be given to worries about building too many homes by a government-backed inspection.

Sue Cooper, the Lib Dem leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, has written to Jonathan Bore, the inspector responsible for judging whether the area's new Local Plan should be passed.

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Ms Cooper and her ruling group of Lib Dems and Greens were concerned too many homes were being built in the district and had wanted to scrap the Plan.

Instead they submitted it to the inspector, with the aim of making changes to it during the examination, after being ordered to do so by the Government.

In her letter, Ms Cooper said: "I look forward to your recommended changes to the Plan that will bring it more into line with the views of the present democratically-elected administration and the interests of both South Oxfordshire residents and the wider area."

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The Local Plan is currently undergoing examination by Mr Bore.

A series of public hearings were held in the summer to hear opinions for and against different parts of the Plan, which could result in 28,500 new homes being built in South Oxfordshire.

It was the first time that a Local Plan's examination hearings have ever been held using video call technology.