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Changes to some waste collections in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse

From next week (10 October) there will be changes to some waste collection routes in South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly.  

Planning

An image of what Milton Park might look like in the future.

August 30, 2022

Comments now open on proposals for better business space at Milton Park

People are being invited to comment on a planning review that could increase space for more business investment and improve the quality and sustainability of buildings at Milton Park. The revised plans are part of the council’s review of an existing Local Development Order (LDO), which is a way for local planning authorities to create […]

Overhead drawn plan of housing development

July 8, 2022

New Design Guide website adopted to help create high-quality, sustainable development

An online guide that helps create high-quality and sustainable development in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse has been improved and extended following feedback from users. The Joint Design Guide is an up-to-date, innovative, concise, engaging and interactive document that acts as a tool for anyone undertaking a development to ensure it fits […]

Display boards in a shop window

June 30, 2022

Hundreds give their view on future of central Abingdon

Hundreds of people have given their views on the future of central Abingdon and there is still time for others to do so. Vale of White Horse District Council is carrying out a review of the market town centre to identify realistic options for improving buildings, land and transport routes to help make it a […]

June 15, 2022

Still time to have say on issues affecting South Oxfordshire and the Vale

There’s still time for people to give their views on the issues affecting our districts as part of a new Joint Local Plan. People have been using a new interactive website to have their say on topics such as tackling the climate emergency, sustainable transport, affordable housing, high-tech jobs, and the future of our town […]

A solar farm

May 12, 2022

New joint local plan about far more than housing as interactive consultation opens

Tackling the climate emergency, sustainable transport, affordable housing, high-tech jobs, and the future of our town centres are among the topics up for discussion as South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils embark on the creation of a new Joint Local Plan. The two district councils have launched an interactive consultation to […]

Map of Didcot and Appleford with Hill Farm highlighted in purple

April 21, 2022

Have your say on a new technology park development in Didcot Garden Town

Residents and businesses can give their views on how greener commercial buildings can be built at a Didcot technology park. Hill Farm, in Appleford and near to Didcot, is the site of a proposed Local Development Order (LDO), something that local planning authorities use to set out the overall design of a site. It also […]

March 23, 2022

The Vale rejects the need for gigantic new “environmentally disastrous” reservoir

Plans for an enormous reservoir near Abingdon should be halted due to significant environmental concerns says the Vale of White Horse District Council in its response to Thames Water’s public consultation on futureproofing water supplies in the area.

Overhead drawn plan of housing development

January 18, 2022

Consultation opens on guide for high-quality sustainable new development

A consultation has been launched on a draft Joint Design Guide that will provide guidance on how new development can be designed and constructed to the highest quality and sustainability. The guide, produced by South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils, provides a series of steps and design principles that will be […]

January 12, 2022

Smaller communities could have a greater say on housing developments in South and Vale

Small communities in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire will now have an opportunity for greater influence on how and where houses and other developments should be built in their area. After the two district councils put together a successful joint bid for government grant funding of up to £45,000, the government has […]

December 9, 2021

More research needed before Abingdon reservoir plans can be approved

More evidence has been demanded by Vale councillors over the need for a reservoir in Abingdon and its environmental impact. Thames Water are developing a proposal to create a reservoir on land south west of Abingdon. But councillors have voted to oppose the proposals unless further independent research is carried out on whether the company’s […]