Sir – I write in response to your article on April 2 regarding the proposed building of more new houses in Witney.

Yet another developer has pound signs flashing in their eyes over the prospect of gaining planning permission to build 270 new houses in the Windrush Valley, off Burford Road, despite the uncertainty of this area being suitable for such a development.

Witney desperately needs a relief road and this should be a priority before any more new houses are built.

My family and I moved from Liverpool to Witney 31 years ago and the need for a relief road was being discussed then.

Yours in anticipation of common sense prevailing in the not-too-distant future.

Joan MacFarlane, Wilmot Close, Witney