The applicant, Dennis Allen, has submitted plans to West Oxfordshire District Council to build on land at Brook Hill in Woodstock.
He would like to build a two-storey house with associated parking and landscaping in the conservation area.
Mr Allen was previously thwarted for a similar plan following a review of costs but is now putting forward proposals for a development increased in scale.
He believes the new plan “preserves the high quality and innovative design” and “preserves residential amenity both for occupants and residents living nearby, and complements its surroundings”.
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But one objecting neighbour, Claire Gee, said: “One house will have no effect on Woodstock’s housing needs.
“The design is certainly not in keeping with Brook Hill properties.”
Ms Gee added that the plans were “a mini version” of a different “monstrosity” that had previously been built in Brook Hill.
This “monstrosity” has not been identified in the objection however.
The applicant Mr Allen previously had plans for a car port in Brook Hill rejected by the district council in 2015.
Another concerned resident, Katy Bennett, said: “I am not a property developer, but I have watched enough Grand Designs to know that the piling needed to do a single-storey would never have turned into a profit.
“I really hope when he gets denied this application, that the council make him tidy up his garden.”
An energy and sustainability statement on the application stated: “The development is committed to reducing energy demand using sustainable design measures and clean energy systems.”
A planning and heritage statement on behalf of the applicant added: “The creation of high quality, beautiful and sustainable buildings and places is fundamental to what the planning and development process should achieve and is a key aspect of sustainable development.
“This proposed development responds to local housing market demand for a range of development, and therefore contributes to the overall housing mix and choice within Woodstock.”
It concluded: “The proposed dwelling poses no harm to the conservation area setting, is in full compliance with extant policy and as such, should be approved without delay.”
The development would have a site area of 295sqm with proposed materials of stone and render for the walls and triple glazed aluminium composite for the windows.
Among the concerns of objectors were also a reduction in street parking as well as inevitable excavation of the hillside in an area “prone to flooding”.
Objector Jonathan Sweeting said: “There has been a land grab in the area near the curb on Brook Hill.”
And he concluded that one councillor had noted the hill is “actually the site of an old rubbish dump” and “inherently unstable”.
The application will be discussed at a West Oxfordshire District Council Uplands Area planning sub-committee meeting on Monday, January 15.