Since Didcot was awarded garden town status in 2015, we have been working hard to make plans for the town to accommodate over 15,000 new homes and 20,000 new jobs in the area.
Our Delivery Plan contains more than just new developments – we have included over 60 individual projects throughout the garden town to introduce more green spaces, trees, gardens, sustainable technology, walking and cycling pathways connecting routes to town, railway station and large business parks.
Didcot Garden Town provides details where new homes and community facilities are proposed and the ‘area of influence’ is a larger zone, which takes into consideration Didcot’s neighbouring parishes and how these communities can stay connected to the town whilst keeping their own sense of identity.
The whole project is managed by the garden town team and overseen by the Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board. The advisory board is made up of representatives from South and Vale district councils, the county and town council, OxLEP and Homes England. The board meet quarterly with all meetings open to the public.
There are also three ‘sounding boards’, which represent community, business and neighbouring parishes. The sounding boards meet when needed to provide feedback, ideas and suggestions for the board to consider. The board then meets and advises on the projects and recommends ways forward for the team and individual councils to approve. If you have any questions about the garden town, advisory board or sounding boards, please contact the garden town team.