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Didcot - other developments

Here you can find out about the other development projects taking place in Didcot:

Didcot Parkway Station

Multi-storey car park

Great Western Railway (GWR) has built a new 1,800-space multi-storey car park at Didcot Parkway station. 

The new car park, situated on Foxhall Road, has been built to cater for the anticipated increase in rail customers as GWR launches its new Intercity Express trains and Electrostar local stopping services. 

For more information on opening times and fees please see the car park website

Land at the former Didcot 'A' Power Station

Didcot 'A' Power Station closed in March 2013 after 42 years of service.  Didcot 'B', a gas fired power station remains in operation but the closure of Didcot 'A' will release a large area of land for new uses.

We are working with Vale of White Horse District council and operators RWE npower to plan the decommissioning and demolition of Didcot A Power Station, and the redevelopment of the site.

Applications for outline planning permission for up to 400 homes, large and medium space for business, a 150 bed hotel, pub/restaurant, open space and infrastructure were submitted to both us and the Vale in June 2015. You can see these proposals on our website and on the Vale's website.

North East Didcot site

This is a proposal for 1,800 homes to the north east of Didcot, just north of the Ladygrove development.  The land is being promoted by the University of Reading and Croudace Homes as the North East Didcot Partnership. It was allocated for new homes in December 2012 in South Oxfordshire District Council’s adopted Core Strategy; a planning policy document that sets out the vision for development across the District to 2027.  

The development will be built in stages and include a variety of new community facilities for new and existing residents to use.  An application for outline planning permission (with details of means of access only) was submitted in August 2015.  

For more information please see the North East Didcot Partnership website.

Didcot Leisure Facility

It has been our aim for some time to bring a new leisure facility to a site in Didcot as part of our drive to make healthier, happier communities within our districts.

Government figures released last year show that ongoing funding is subject to change after 2019/20, so we’ve taken the prudent measure of removing Didcot Leisure Centre from the capital programme at this time, until we know more about the Government’s plans.

As part of a wider initiative relating to Didcot Garden Town, we are looking at how we collaborate with our partners including Oxfordshire County Council and Vale of White Horse District Council to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We will update this page with more information about our plans when we have it.

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Last reviewed: 15 - 03 - 2019

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