Dalton Barracks Supplementary Planning Document

The draft Local Plan 2031 Part 2 proposes the release of land at Dalton Barracks from the Green Belt and to allocate it for a residential development of 1,200 homes. The site will incorporate Garden Village principles to deliver a highly sustainable mixed used development.

Core Policy 8b ‘Dalton Barracks Strategic Allocation’ in the draft Local Plan 2031 Part 2 sets out additional guidance to the approach for master-planning the site. This additional guidance will be published as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). 

What the SPD will do

The SPD will ensure a comprehensive approach to master-planning the new housing at Dalton Barracks, and follow Garden Village principles to achieve exemplar design on the site.  It will set out a strong vision for a new mixed use development that is highly accessible, incorporating sustainable transport initiatives and is sensitive to the Cothill Fen Special Area of Conservation, through the provision of parkland.  The SPD will be a material consideration in assessing future planning applications for the site.

The Council appointed consultants, Hankinson Duckett Associates, to prepare the SPD.  Hankinson Duckett Associates are working with a number of key stakeholders in preparing the SPD, including Natural England and Oxfordshire County Council. The Council intends to produce a draft SPD for formal consultation in 2019.

As part of the preparation for the SPD, the Council has determined that a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is required. The Council has expanded the SEA requirement to take full account of socio-economic issues/objectives alongside environmental issues/objectives, and therefore a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) is being undertaken.  The first key procedural requirement of an SA is for the scope and level of detail to be included within a draft SA Report.  The Council commissioned AECOM to undertake the SA, who prepared a Scoping Report which sets this out. A copy of the Scoping Report is available to view and access below: 

Last reviewed: 14 - 06 - 2019

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