PLANS for 100 homes on the edge of a South Oxfordshire village continues to be objected to by residents concerned about traffic.

The new homes would be built at Newnham Manor on the eastern edge of Crowmarsh Gifford.

They were first touted in 2016 by developer Avant Homes, which won planning permission to build the estate in 2018.

The hybrid planning application for 100 new homes including new access road off the A4074, public open space and the provision of school land at Newnham Manor, Crowmarsh Gifford is currently under consideration.

The plan still includes many of the same features as in 2018, including 40 per cent affordable homes, new land for the village primary school and an open parkland area.

Last year the developer tried to address problems with the 100 new homes and said its new scheme would ‘combat climate change, improve connectivity, as well as encourage biodiversity and sustainability’.

In 2018, Crowmarsh residents were worried about the size of the development and plans for a new turning off the A4074, which they thought could be dangerous.

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The new version of the plans tries to make the exit from the estate onto the busy main road a lot safer.

Drivers would only be able to turn left as they exit onto the A4074 and head north towards the Crowmarsh roundabout.

However, many residents have left comments in the past month on the South Oxfordshire District Council planning application objecting to the plans due to the potential for dangerous and ‘excessive’ traffic.

The A4074 near Crowmarsh has been the site of several fatal accidents in recent years.

Wallingford Town Council has also objected to the amended planning application after members of the council decided the amendments were not ‘beneficial’.

Several residents have objected to the plans concerned about the potential of increasing traffic near a primary school and the risk of more traffic collisions.

Tim Reynolds who lives on Crowmarsh Hill said: “We walk our children to school every day and cross the portway and have serious concerns regarding the amount of traffic being funnelled down towards the roundabout where, with the existing level of traffic, we frequently have near misses and have witnessed crashes on our walk to school.”

He added: “If you want to have increased congestion, and a massively increased risk of crashes and pedestrian injury/death then be my guest.”

Penelope Jarvis from Crowmarsh Hill said: “I still feel this development is going to add an excessive amount of traffic to an already busy junction and in the vicinity of a primary school as well which I may add is already oversubscribed. Where are the children going to go to school from these potential new homes?”

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