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Land off Longcot Road, Shrivenham

Off Longcot Road - Shrivenham - Oxfordshire - SN6 8DT

A proposed development of 59 new homes on land off Longcot Road, Shrivenham.

  • Land off Longcot Road, Shrivenham

    We are currently drawing up proposals for a new development of 59 homes on land off Longcot Road in Shrivenham.

    The application site already benefits from outline planning approval for residential development, which was granted by Vale of White Horse District Council in February 2016.

    The outline plans were submitted in September 2013 following a public consultation event held in the village. After the application was initially refused in 2015, the decision was overturned upon appeal in February 2016.

    We are now preparing to submit a ‘reserved matters’ planning application for our proposed development, which seeks to deal with issues such as layout, landscaping and property design.

    Under our proposals, 40% of the new homes will be provided as affordable housing, to be administered by a council-approved housing association for local people in housing need.

    In order to allow residents and key stakeholders the chance to provide us with their feedback, we held an online public consultation period between Wednesday 15th June and Wednesday 29th June 2016.

    The comments we received from local residents will help us to refine our plans before we finalise and submit a planning application to Vale of White Horse District Council in due course.

  • About the site

    The proposed development site covers an area of approximately 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres) and is located on the south-east edge of Shrivenham.

    It consists of a single agricultural field, bound to the east by Longcot Road and to the north by the rear garden fences of residential properties on the south side of Vicarage Lane. To the west and south of the site are further agricultural fields, with a public footpath running across the entire southern boundary of the site. 

    The land is generally level, although it slopes slightly upwards towards the north-west corner.

    The site is well positioned in the context of Shrivenham, located only 300 metres from the east end of the High Street. The nearest pub, restaurant and bus stop are all less than 500 metres away from the site, while a primary school, doctor’s surgery, Post Office, convenience store and takeaway can all be found within 600 metres, as can the village church.

    The village itself is well served by several local facilities including a variety of pubs, restaurants, local shops and a village hall.

  • What's proposed

    Taylor Wimpey has developed a masterplan for the proposed development off Longcot Road. This has been shaped through public consultation at outline stage and is currently the subject of further discussions with the relevant local authorities ahead of this reserved matters application. 

    The scheme has been designed to work within the constraints and opportunities of the site to create a development with a distinctive sense of place which respects the heritage of the local area, as well as the setting and amenity of neighbouring properties.

    Our proposals include the following key elements:

    • 59 high-quality new homes
    • A mix of property types and sizes to suit people in a range of circumstances – one, two, three and four bedroom homes including  maisonettes and bungalows as well as terraced, semi-detached and detached houses
    • A provision of affordable housing (40%) for local people in housing need including 4 bungalows
    • The creation of a development that respects and reflects the character and appearance of Shrivenham
    • Vehicular access to be taken from Longcot Road
    • Areas of public open space within the development
    • Footpath connection to improve the Shrivenham Circular Walk
    • Enhanced habitat on-site for Great Crested Newts.

    A layout for the proposed development as it currently stands can be found below (click the image to zoom in or click here to donwload the layout plan as a PDF):

    Shrivenham - Layout Resized3 

    A table outlining the current proposed housing mix can be found below:

    Accomodation Schedule - Shrivenham

  • Community benefits

    We believe our proposals will carry wider benefits to the community of Shrivenham beyond the provision of much-needed new homes.

    These benefits will include a number of significant financial contributions that will be made towards the local community as part of our proposed development, following agreement with the relevant local authorities.

    These contributions are set out in the completed Section 106 Agreement, and the details are as follows:

    More than £750,000 for the local community including:

    • Over £600,000 towards primary and secondary education

    • Circa £60,000 towards public transport infrastructure

    • Circa £60,000 towards local sports facilities including football, cricket, tennis, and a multi-use games area.

  • News & updates

    • Summer 2016 – preparation of reserved matters application including two-week period of public consultation

    • Spring 2016 – outline application approved following appeal

    • Spring 2015 – outline application rejected

    • September 2013 – outline application submitted

    • Summer 2013 – public consultation event held on outline proposals