MORE than 200 people turned up to give their views on plans for an urban district north of Oxford.

The Oxford North scheme could create 4,500 new jobs and 480 homes on land between the Wolvercote roundabout, the A34 and the Peartree roundabout.

Two public exhibition events were held earlier this month and more than 200 people went along to have their say.

An online consultation is ongoing until July 22 but several residents have raised concerns that the proposals would make congestion worse.

Thomas White Oxford - the developer - has promised to spend £30m on improving the roads as part of the scheme.

Project chairman, Julian Barwick, said: "It was heartening to see so many people visit our exhibitions, finding out more about the project and sharing their views.

"We listened and heard some useful insights; that is what consultations are for."

"Since the Area Action Plan was approved by the City Council in 2015, we have spent three years designing a new mixed-use community that will form a key part of Oxford’s future.

"But we continue to hear new views that will help us shape a development that will work for all of Oxford."

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