Developer contributions have been promised to deliver shops, a cafe and sports pavilion on a major housing estate in west Witney.
The residents of Windrush Place want to see these facilities in place along with improvements to the local highway network but many of the items promised have yet to be delivered and now local councillor Thomas Ashby and Robert Courts MP have stepped in to take action.
Both Thomas and Robert are working together to ensure that any funding that was promised as part of the planning agreement is delivered by the developers.
There is a concern that as the planning authority West Oxfordshire District seem to be taking very little responsibility to help get things moving according to a local councillor.
Cllr Thomas Ashby, who represents Witney West on the Town Council and is standing for the District Council at the election in May, said "I have been working hard to understand what has and hasn't been delivered and I'm staggered at the lack of action from the council and the developers. They both need to start working together and take responsibility as residents are quite rightly frustrated with the lack of progress. I am also pleased to have Robert's support in helping to deal with this vital issue and hopefully we will start to see progress now."
The site next to the new primary school has been designated as the area to be constructed for a new local centre with the sports pavilion earmarked for near to the playing field. On their website, Bovis Homes who are one of the developers on the site, state that Windrush Park is "close to shops, good schools and other amenities" but on their 'Discover your neighbourhood' map it then shows the nearest shops being in Witney town centre.
Robert Courts MP said, "West Oxfordshire District Council should be ensuring that developers are held to account. That's why I will be writing to them asking for action. We and the residents of Windrush Park want to know when the facilities will be delivered."