MORE than 60 people have objected to plans for 75 homes in Bloxham, saying it would damage the village’s character and put too much pressure on roads.

Gladman Developments has applied to build the homes at land south of St Christophers Lodge off Barford Road. Cherwell District Council will make a final decision.

Gascoigne Way resident Jennifer Kane told the council: “This is a clear case of over-development and further diminution of the rural areas within the village.”

Stone Hill resident Jennifer Hall claimed there was no demand for new homes.

But the developer said the plans would help the council meet Government housing targets, which it is currently missing. It said: “Bloxham has been identified as one of the most sustainable villages in the district where new development is appropriate.”