Didcot Town Centre

Didcot Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document

Council adopts town centre planning guidance

The Didcot Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is a planning document that provides planning guidance to aid the development of the Didcot Town Centre.  It sets out the council's vision and strategic development principles for the expansion of the town centre.  Anyone considering carrying out new development in Didcot Town Centre should read this document.

The guide is a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and as such, is a material consideration in all planning decisions which involve building work.  It carries considerable weight in decision-making, having been subject to scrutiny and amended through the public consultation process.  Proposals that do not follow the Didcot Town Centre SPD will need to be justified in a supporting statement.


Following a four week public consultation in April 2009 on the Didcot Town SPD, South Oxfordshire District Council adopted the planning document as of 7 May 2009.

You can view a copy of the adopted document by clicking on the quick link to the right.  You can also view the adoption and consultation statements there, which highlight some of the main information and changes brought about from the public consultation.

Sustainability Appraisal

Our Sustainability Appraisal report accompanies the Didcot Town Centre SPD.  This looks at the document in terms of the environmental, economical and social impacts that it will have.  It's available in the downloads section of this page.

Last reviewed: 06 - 02 - 2020

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