Didcot Garden Town proposed delivery plan and consultation published

Released on June 18, 2017

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council have published the Didcot Garden Town proposed delivery plan and consultation today.  The consultation will run from 19 June to 31 July 2017. 

The plan proposes significant new public open spaces, leisure facilities, schools, health centres and an upgrade to the station with improved access to the railway museum. Infrastructure, such as roads, cycle paths and utilities are planned alongside a mix of affordable and private rented homes. 

Gerry Brough, Interim Head of Development, Regeneration and Housing at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council said: “The views of local residents and organisations has helped us design a plan that the people and visitors of Didcot can be proud of.  Better homes, better access into the town and more green spaces for families to enjoy.  I urge everyone to look at the plans and have their say.”

Some expansions to the town have been approved and are already underway, such as phase two of the Orchard Centre.  This expansion forms part of wider plans to transform Didcot into a garden town to accommodate 16,000 new homes and supporting 20,000 new jobs in the Science Vale over the next two decades. 

Notes to Editors:

  • The Didcot Garden Town Delivery Plan will be finalised and published in the autumn.  It will help to secure funds for feasibility tests for a number of ambitious development projects, including new infrastructure including transport needs for future generations.  With each new development will involve further public consultation as future, detailed planning applications are brought forward. 
  • The delivery plan and appendices will be available via the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council’s websites from 19 June 2017.  Subject to local opening times, paper copies will be available to view from the same date from district council offices on Milton Park and at Abbey House, Didcot Library, Didcot Civic Hall, Cornerstone and Didcot Wave. 
  • The formal consultation will last for 6 weeks with opinions and comments received by 31 July 2017.