Dalton Barracks Supplementary Planning Document

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

In the draft Local Plan 2031 Part 2, Core Policy 8b ‘Dalton Barracks Comprehensive Development Framework’ sets out that additional guidance will be provided for development at Dalton Barracks in the form of a comprehensive development framework published as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).  The purpose of the SPD will be to ensure a comprehensive approach is taken to development at the Campus delivering the Garden Village principles to achieve exemplar design.  It will set out a strong vision for a new mixed use settlement that is highly accessible incorporating sustainable transport initiatives and is sensitive to the Cothill Fen Special Area of Conservation, through the provision of a Country Park.  The SPD will be a material consideration in assessing future planning applications for the site.

The Council has appointed consultants, Hankinson Duckett Associates, to prepare the SPD with initial work commenced earlier this year.  Hankinson Duckett Associates are working with a number of key stakeholders in preparing the SPD, including Natural England and Oxfordshire County Council. A draft SPD will be formally consulted upon later in the year.

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 has commissioned AECOM to undertake the SA, who have prepared a Scoping Report which sets this out. A copy of the Scoping Report is available to view and access below.

Last reviewed: 13 - 04 - 2018

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