THE FUTURE OF WITNEY - OPTIONS
» Growth Options » Why EW is the best option
Four main sites have been suggested as possible urban
extensions to the town:
The District Council considers that the most suitable locations
for growth are land to the west and land to the east of Witney.
- North Witney
- West Witney
- South Witney
- East Witney
Development to the south of Witney is severed from the town
by the A40 and would result in unsustainable urban sprawl.
Development to the north would require the construction of the West End Link Road through the flood plain of the River Windrush.
Although development to the west of the town is close to
existing employment areas, it is the furthest from the town
East Witney is the closest of all options to the town centre,
providing good opportunities for walking and cycling and
has the potential to integrate well with existing residential
development at Cogges. Crucially, East Witney will also help deliver the solution to Witney's most pressing traffic problems - congestion on Bridge Street and pollution within the Air Quality
Management Area (AQMA).