An interesting article in the Henley Standard as the Parish Council of Benson insist the the developer Graeme Dodd honour a commitment made to provide new community facilities around their development.
This is especially important in villages and towns where development is being encouraged as it means that the character of the area can be somewhat maintained and also hopefully leads to less animosity between the locals and those moving into new areas.
It is likely that it will become a more common trend to insist that developers contribute to the whole area, through the building of new facilities and community buildings rather than just providing housing. Hopefully this trend will help to preserve the local areas that are so well loved by those already lucky enough to call them home.
A DEVELOPER will be asked to honour its commitment to provide new community facilities in Benson after securing planning permission for 159 new homes. Architects WestWaddy can go ahead with the development after winning a planning appeal following a public inquiry earlier this year. Graeme Dodd has permission to build 107 houses and 52 retirement flats and bungalows on farmland north of Littleworth Road.