New homes at

Primrose Gardens at Valley Park

Land off Cow Lane , Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX14 4TX

Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Didcot

We are working in partnership with Persimmon Homes to promote a site for a new residential development called Valley Park, with community facilities in Didcot, Oxfordshire, adjacent to the Great Western Park development.

We have received outline planning permission for Valley Park for up to 4,254 homes – including 1,489 affordable properties – and community facilities, including two new primary schools, two local centres, a community building, shops, sports facilities, playing fields and open spaces.

Taylor Wimpey have now drawn up detailed plans for phase one at Valley Park, which includes in total 264 new homes, of which 86 will be affordable. This phase is called Primrose Gardens. The reserved matters application is currently with the Vale of White Horse district council for consideration.

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Welcome to the neighbourhood…

Master Plan

Taylor Wimpey and our consortium partners have jointly prepared a development masterplan for the proposed scheme.

 

This has been shaped by workshop groups with the local authority and community and takes into account the constraints and opportunities of the development area.

 

The key elements of the development proposal are as follows: 

 

  • Up to 4,254 new homes, 1,489 of which will be affordable
  • Two mixed-use local centres
  • Community buildings
  • 2 primary schools and land for a special needs school
  • Green infrastructure including formal and informal open space
  • Sports pitches
  • Children's play areas
  • New pedestrian and cycle routes
  • Allotments

Our approach

The proposed development covers an area of approximately 178 hectares and is located south of the A4130, west of Great Western Park.

 

A number of detailed technical assessments have been carried out as part of the pre- and post-application process to ensure that our proposals identify and mitigate where possible any effects of the proposed development. The studies include:

 

  • Flood risk assessment and drainage strategy
  • Access and transport arrangements, together with comprehensive traffic modelling for the area local to the site
  • Landscape and ecological surveys
  • Topographical surveys
  • Landscape and visual assessment
  • Heritage and archaeological assessments

History of the site

We value comments from local people and listen to all feedback we receive so that we can deliver communities where people want to live.

 

Taylor Wimpey as part of their Reserved Matters planning permission engaged with a number of key stakeholders to the site, including local residents. We held Public Exhibition at the start of November to show the design of our Primrose Gardens.

 

Economic Benefits

We want to deliver new homes and facilities that positively integrate with and enhance the local community.

 

If our reserved matters planning application is approved we will make a number of financial contributions to Vale of White Horse and OCC which include £1,593,000 towards sports hall and health and fitness provision in Didcot Leisure sub area, £6,138,522 towards Highway improvements and £616,250 for the provision of a new special education needs facility which will be built at Valley Park.

 

Taylor Wimpey will pay over £31.5 million in contributions.

Open Space

Ensuring our residents and the local community have access to beautiful green open spaces is a key consideration.

 

Not only will Valley Park have areas of open space but will also provide five LEAPS (local equipped areas for play), a NEAP (neighbourhood equipped area for play) and MUGA (multi-use games area). There will also be allotments provided.

Community Benefits

News and Updates

   Date  Activity
 Completed  July 2021  Resolution to grant planning permission
   November 2021  Public Exhibition
 Current  March 2022  Primrose Gardens RM application submitted
   March 2022  1st infrastructure RM application submitted
 Forthcoming  June 2022 expected to be approved  Primrose Gardens and 1st infrastructure application
   November 2022  Primrose Gardens starts on site
   April 2023  Show homes open

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