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.
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.
Our last advisory board meeting took place on 25 January and you can find out all the details here.
There are also three ‘sounding boards’, which represent community, business and neighbouring parishes and their feedback is given to the advisory 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. You can watch the first meeting that took place with residents here.
This board was set up to help us listen and talk to our 18 neighbouring parish councils around the garden town. You can see a summary of the feedback they provided to us here.
We are setting up a Business Sounding Board to help us gather feedback from businesses based in the garden town area so that we can help support the local economy within our local projects. We hope to set a date and invite our local business community to join us for the first-ever meeting soon.
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 here.
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.