Proposed Development

Valley Park

Didcot, 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 with community facilities in Didcot, Oxfordshire, adjacent to the Great Western Park development.

Valley Park is located to the south of the A4130, next to the eastern edge of Great Western Park.

We expect to receive outline planning permission for Valley Park by the end of 2021, when the Vale of White Horse District Council considers our proposals 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 is now drawing up detailed plans for phase one at Valley Park, which includes in total includes 264 new homes, of which 86 will be affordable.

A copy of our exhibition boards are available to view here.

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Our proposals for Valley Park

The masterplan

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.

The site is allocated for residential development by the Vale of White Horse District Council and is expected to receive outline planning permission by the end of 2021.

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
 

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. 
 

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. 
 

Community benefits

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 will be engaging with a number of key stakeholders to the site, including local residents. We anticipate holding a Public Exhibition at the start of November to show the design of our first phase. 

 

News and updates


 Date  Activity
 Completed  July 2021  Resolution to grant planning approval 
 Forthcoming   November 2021  Public Exhibition 12th November 
   January 2022  First detailed reserved matters application submitted subject to the decision notice been issued
   April 2022  First detailed reserved matters application expected to be approved
   May 2022  Works will commence on the infrastructure
   October 2022  Phase 1 starts on site
   April 2023  Show homes open