Plans for 160 new homes along with industrial workshops in the former Chinnor Cement Works have been lodged with South Oxfordshire District Council. Owners Taylor Woodrow Development Limited have not specified the number of industrial units on the site.
Chinnor parish council wants more details about landscaping, tree and shrub planting and facilities like play areas and land for sport and recreation before it will comment formally.
A development brief issued by the district council in 2004 for the 150-acre site wanted a mix of affordable housing and small industries to provide homes and jobs in the village and also wanted space set aside for wildlife. The site, with its deep quarries and cement works buildings also contained within its boundaries a site of special scientific interest.