East Hanney Parish Council

Serving the people of East Hanney

Clerk: Guy Langton
12 Brookside, East Hanney
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 OJL

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Didcot Garden Town looks forward to the future

The Nominated Didcot Garden Town Board recently met to discuss the best way to set up the board for the long-term and how it will move from the vision phase to delivery of the plan.

The nominated board is currently made up from Oxfordshire County, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District and Didcot Town Councils, the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Homes England.

The board's long-term aim will be to look at how to enable individual garden town projects to go ahead and to make the best use of the county's infrastructure funds from the government. It will also help include garden town principles for new homes and much-needed infrastructure to Didcot and the surrounding villages.

The nominated board seeks to simplify its structure and form three 'sounding boards' made up of parish councils, businesses and community groups to help members make their recommendations. Other ideas, pilot studies and projects will be discussed at public events to help the future board form its plans.

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, leader of Oxfordshire County Council, who chaired the Nominated Didcot Garden Town Board meeting, said: "This is an exciting time for Didcot and the surrounding villages – through the garden town work we're able to unlock the true potential of the area, with both exciting and innovative projects, and with funding for much-needed infrastructure – this will enable housing growth in a way that benefits the whole area. We're looking forward to listening to local residents and working with them as we move forward."

It was proposed that members of the board will meet quarterly and make their recommendations on future developments at each meeting. Once officially formed, board meetings will be open to the public and minutes made available. The nominated board members plan to meet in February to review a revised board structure and formally create a Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board.

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Posted: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 20:44 by Guy Langton

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