The story so far

Didcot was awarded Garden Town status by the government in December 2015.  

On 19 June 2017 the councils will be publishing the proposed delivery plan for Didcot Garden Town and the information below provides historical details up until this date.

What is a Garden Town?

It’s a town that will provide affordable homes, schools and jobs whilst preserving the countryside around Didcot and a comfortable way of life.

How will Didcot be different?

We’ll encourage new housing and business developments to include more green spaces, trees, gardens, allotments, walking and cycle ways in their plans for the town. We’ll also look at doing the same for when we renovate and improve existing areas of the town.

Does this just mean more houses?

It’s no secret that a lot more homes are going to be built in and around Didcot over the next 15 years.

Being a Garden Town means we’ll be able to apply for more money from the government to support those new communities with the roads and facilities they’ll need whilst helping us all to travel around Didcot more easily.

One of the ideas behind Didcot Garden Town is to preserve the green gap between Didcot and the surrounding villages – this will benefit residents of all of these villages, as well as residents in Didcot itself.

The councils undertook two stages of public engagement.  Details of the first can be found here and the second stage here.

Engagement and meetings attended prior to the publication of the Didcot Garden Town Proposed Delivery Plan from 19 June 2017 are detailed below:

Stakeholder Group Representative Meeting - 19 January 2017

The presentation from the Stakeholder Representative Group Briefing held on on 19 January 2017 and the summary of the engagement process up to 18 December 2016 can be found at the following links:

- Stakeholder Representative Group Presentation - Part 1, Engagement and Vision (1.8 MB) PDF

- (533.0 KB) PDF Engagement Summary Document (554.8 KB) PDF

- Stakeholder Representative Group Presentation - Part 2, Housing and Infrastructure (4.9 MB) PDF

- Stakeholder Representative Group Presentation - Part 3, Landscape and Masterplan Strategy (4.6 MB) PDF

- Stakeholder Representative Group Presentation - Part 4, Masterplan (9.7 MB) PDF

- Stakeholder Representative Group Presentation - Part 5, Governance and Next Steps (840.3 KB) PDF

Comments and questions raised at this meeting were recorded as part of the engagement and added to the second phase of our community engagement.

These proposals above were our initial ideas and aspirations and have now changed following community engagement and have informed the proposed delivery plan. 

Everyone will have an opportunity to comment further when individual planning applications are brought forward.

Ladygrove Briefings - 15 and 16 February 2017

Over 300 residents of Ladygrove attended briefing sessions on 15 and 16 February regarding the initial garden town proposals.  At these sessions the council presented the proposals and the rationale behind these, followed by the opportunity for residents to express their opinions. A copy of the slides from the briefing sessions can be found here (6.6 MB) PDF

Last reviewed: 13 - 06 - 2017

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