About the improvements
The scheme includes four elements to support Didcot as a vibrant garden town. The elements include improvements to existing roads and the construction of new roads, new walking and cycle routes, and will help to facilitate new and enhanced bus services.
These elements will:
- improve pedestrian and cycle connectivity for work and leisure trips
- provide more sustainable travel options in and around Didcot
- reduce congestion in surrounding villages
- improve air quality in surrounding parishes
- enable more jobs in the local area in new and existing employment sites
- support expected housing growth.
Compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) and side road orders (SROs)
The orders relating to Didcot and surrounding area infrastructure improvements are available to view.
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What is happening when?
Consultation has been completed for each of the elements, helping to inform the designs. These were held in November 2018 and March 2020, and several changes were made to the scheme following feedback from the public. The preferred scheme was endorsed by Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet in July 2020. Land negotiations are ongoing.
Oxfordshire County Council submitted a planning application to the Local Planning Authority in November 2021.
A package of supplementary information (known as a ‘supplementary planning submission’) was submitted at the end of October 2022, in support of the planning application. This supplementary planning submission provides further information to support the Environmental Impact Assessment.
Copies of the recent Regulation 25 submission are available for viewing by appointment with the Local Planning Authority, at County Hall.
How it is being funded
In March 2019, Homes England awarded £218m for the scheme, with a further £16m secured against Section 106 developer contributions. In early 2022, additional funding for the scheme was secured from Homes England (£21.8m), the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (£10m capital investment generated from Enterprise Zones business rates retention) and £30m underwritten from the council capital budget.
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