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Didcot Garden Town

Great Western Park update

Here’s an update on the public spaces on Great Western Park – December 2023.


We produce a regular newsletter to keep you up to date on what’s happening in and around the garden town.  If you’d like to sign up and receive the newsletter or find out more about the exciting projects planned for the town – register for updates by pressing the button below:

Didcot Garden Town Delivery Plan

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.

We’ve recently revised our Didcot Garden Town Delivery Plan to help improve the lives of residents living in and around Didcot Garden Town. It will focus on providing community benefits, a retail recovery strategy, encourage healthy lifestyles and help to tackle climate change. You can read our revised delivery here.

You can read the latest information on how we’re getting on with our delivery plan update here.

Our original Delivery Plan was published in 2017 and 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 Advisory Board

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 Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils, the county and town council, OxLEP and Homes England.  The board meet quarterly with all meetings open to the public. 

You can find out the Advisory Board and the latest news about our projects here.

Sounding boards

There are also three ‘sounding boards’, which represent community, business and neighbouring parishes and their feedback is given to the advisory board. 

Residents Sounding Board

This board was set up to help us gather feedback and information from people living and working in and around the Didcot Garden Town area.

Parish Sounding Board

This board was set up to help us listen and talk to our 18 neighbouring parish councils around the garden town.

Business Sounding Board

Our Business Sounding Board was set up to help us support businesses based in and around the garden town and local business parks.

Local cycle routes

Oxfordshire Cycling Network, working in partnership with Cyclox, has created an interactive online cycling map of low and no traffic routes for everyone to use in and around the whole county. You can find the maps and other useful information on the bicycle route webpage on Oxford City’s website.

Health care facilities on GWP

The Integrated Care Board (ICB) is responsible for healthcare services in Oxfordshire.

We are working closely with the ICB to support the needs of health care for residents for Great Western Park in Didcot.

You can find out more and keep up to date with the plan via the Health care facilities for GWP webpage.

Contact us - Didcot Garden Town

01235 422473
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

Vale of White Horse District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE