Berinsfield Garden Village
These pages have been put together by South Oxfordshire District Council to keep residents of Berinsfield up to speed with what’s going on in their village, and to let them know when and how they can get involved.
A new study looking at community facilities
You may have noticed some new faces in the village lately. This is because we’ve started a study to look at all the community buildings and spaces in the village and how they’re being used for community activities to help support work to regenerate Berinsfield.
Staff from a local company called Oxford Architects will be meeting with people from the charities, organisations and groups that use or own buildings and spaces in Berinsfield to find out how they use them now and what more they think they’ll need in the future. They will gather this information to help build upon comments we’ve received in the past from residents and groups across the village.
These new findings will help us to look at how new or renovated community buildings and spaces could be designed so that charities, organisations and groups in the village can continue to offer services that residents want and need in the future.
If you’re from a community group or organisation that operate in Berinsfield and would like to comment on current and future use of community facilities, please email us: BerinsfieldGV@southandvale.gov.uk
We published a newsletter to help keep you up to date with our garden village plans. You can read our latest newsletter here and if you’d like to sign up, all you need to do is email the Berinsfield Garden Village team here.
Garden Village Masterplan
Above is a plan shows the existing village with yellow and orange zones where we think around 1,700 new homes could be built in the village and it gives you an example of what the new layout may look like.
Green areas around the development area will be used as new open spaces and the green arrows are the green link paths that people will be able to use to get around the new development.
The next steps
A wide range of organisations are working together right now to help push forward and bring some genuine community-led village improvements to Berinsfield in the near future.
Years of hard work from the community, the district and parish councils and other partners also mean the building blocks are in place for longer term investment and improvements.
At the district council, we have confirmed a range of commitments specifically to Berinsfield in our Corporate Plan and we successfully secured ‘Garden Village’ status from the government. The housing site at Berinsfield has also been confirmed in the adopted Local Plan, meaning housing developer investment in the community is assured.
Berinsfield Garden Village
In June 2019, Berinsfield was awarded garden village status. This means the government will provide us with extra funding to help plan for new open spaces, high-quality housing, new employment opportunities and community facilities for Berinsfield residents and the wider community.
Village map showing the parish boundary
Note that the parish boundary shown here is indicative and should not be used as a precise or legal documentation of the boundary.