West Oxfordshire District Council's deputy, Mark Booty does not believe the housing targets are achievable. Mark feels it would be more sensible for houses to be built in the south of the county where the jobs are situated. By 2031 it is said 13,200 more homes will be needed in West Oxfordshire although there is nothing to indicate that the same number of jobs will be created.
Carterton under pressure to have a 1000 home estate on its western edge as well as 700 on the eastern side. 250 already approved for the north. 2014 250 homes have got the go-ahead to be built on the northern edge of Carterton. All run-off from Carterton comes through Bampton so all building there affects us, particularly when we have heavy rain storms.