Sir, In reply to Francis Sketch’s letter (January 8) suggesting that the local council, apart from the Grove airfield site, does not bother with the necessary infrastructure improvements with the smaller sites such as the Chain Hill area, Stockham Farm and other sites in Wantage, Grove, and Challow.

The developers on all these sites have signed Section 106 agreements that cover improvements and infrastructure contributions towards education, social and health care, youth facilities, libraries, waste management and transport and local bus services which total between £6.5 to £7m.

In addition, there will also be contributions towards sports and leisure facilities and the police of about £750,000.

Councillor Robert Sharp


Vale of White Horse planning committee