Clifton Road, Deddington

This website forms an important part of our consultation over the development of future plans Clifton Road, Deddington. We are keen to obtain your feedback on the proposal as well as your thoughts on how this project could, potentially, help address existing local issues.

Clifton Road, Deddington Chiltern

Our application for the site has now been made under application reference 14/00412/F. The site, which extends to 4.15 acres, is situated on the eastern side of the village on the south side of Clifton Road, almost directly opposite its junction with Earls Lane.  It lies within the village Conservation Area and adjoins Deddington Castle, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The Castle grounds are presently used as a village recreation ground.

The Council is presently preparing The Cherwell Local Plan that will guide development in the District up until 2031. The emerging Local Plan is yet to reach the submission stage and was last subject to consultation on focused changes in March 2013. At that stage Deddington was shown as one of 6 larger villages in the District that are collectively intended to accommodate a total of 252 new dwellings. 

There is a fairly significant tree belt across part of the front boundary and at the rear overlapping into the grounds of Deddington Castle. There is frontage housing to Clifton Road to the east that extends to about half the depth of the site with further housing to the west that continues the full depth of the site. Overall it is a well contained site within the main body of the village, albeit with some sensitivity due to its Conservation Area setting and the proximity of Deddington Castle.

In our view the site offers an opportunity for a small scale development of the type currently envisaged that will deliver 26 dwellings of varying sizes, including 35% affordable housing. The scheme also envisages the provision of a car park for users of the Castle grounds that will also make this area more suitable for organised sport. See the plans for details.