Longford Park in Banbury construction begins

 Longford Park construction The development will have 1,092 homes

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Construction work has begun on more than 1,000 homes at an Oxfordshire town.

Cherwell District Council has described the 185 acre (75 hectare) site at Longford Park as "Banbury's largest outstanding housing development".

Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Homes and Bovis Homes have started work on land south of Bankside and east of Oxford Road.

The development will have 1,092 homes, shops, a school, a pub and 2,200 sq m (7,200 sq ft) of office space.

Michael Gibbard, lead member for planning, said: "We have always included this development in both the local plan and land supply figures so the delivery of these houses will not impact upon either.

"However, what it will do is provide people with completed, rather than pending homes to live in."

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