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Valley Park

Valley Park - off the A4130 - Didcot - Oxfordshire

Together with our development partners we are seeking approval for a new residential development with community facilities on the western edge of Didcot, Oxfordshire.

  • Overview

    Land at Valley Park

    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 2018, when the Vale of White Horse District Council considers our proposals for 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 the first phase of Valley Park, which includes 293 new homes, of which 103 will be affordable properties.


    Public Exhibition

    Taylor Wimpey held a public exhibition to give the local community the opportunity to have its say on the first phase of the Valley Park development on Thursday 22nd November 2018 at the former Great Western Park Sales Centre. You can download the exhibition boards at the following link:


    Valley Park Consultation - Exhibition Boards 22.11.18




  • About the site

    The proposed development site

    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 2018.


    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
  • What's proposed

    About our proposals

    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: 

    • 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


  • Updates

    Application timeline


    • December 2014 - planning application submitted to Vale of White Horse District Council
    • April 2016 - Resolution to grant planning approval


    • 22nd November 2018 - Public Exhibition 
    • December 2018 - Outline planning approval expected to be granted
    • December 2018 - First detailed reserved matters application submitted
    • April 2019 - First detailed reserved matters application expected to be approved
    • May 2019 - A4130 junction works start on site
    • September 2019 - Phase 1 starts on site
    • March 2020 - Show homes open