A PROJECT to introduce 'much-needed housing' has been given the green light.

Plans to deliver 25 new homes in Sonning Common have been approved by South Oxfordshire District Council.

The development, on land behind Kennylands Road, will comprise 15 market homes and 10 affordable, of which eight will be available for rent in line with council policy.

Pro Vision planning director Katherine Miles said she was delighted planning permission had now been granted.

She said: “Our team has worked closely with the community and council officers to achieve this outcome.

"Through securing allocation of the site in the neighbourhood plan and pre-application engagement undertaken, this outcome demonstrates that acceptable solutions can be found to deliver much-needed new homes even in the face of strong opposition."

Earlier applications for 50 homes and 33 homes on the site were rejected after opposition from the parish council and villagers.