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Back in October 2017, we published our Delivery Plan to help us plan how to deliver the Garden Town. This important document was based on extensive consultation with the community and stakeholders throughout 2016-2017. 

The document includes a masterplan and identifies 64 projects that guides how the town will develop up to 2031 and beyond.

We're now using these projects to set out our workplan and will be asking the local community, parish councils and businesses to help the projects move forward.

We’ve put together an information pack that summarises the projects and main strategies set out in the 450-page delivery plan. To find out more, download our summary document on our South and Vale websites. 
Didcot Garden Town Principles that help us plan for the future!
                     We need you! 
We are launching three Sounding Boards - these will be run as a local meet-up group to help us shape the way the garden town projects can be introduced in the town and surrounding villages. Each sounding board will meet as a working group with Didcot Garden Town staff. Work may include the following:
  • scoping projects
  • solving problems
  • providing local advice, insight and knowledge
  • developing ideas and recommendations to feedback to the Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board and councils
  • your thoughts on how you'd like the projects to look and feel

There will be three sounding boards: residents (including community organisations), businesses and parish councils. We aim for each sounding board to meet twice a year.

We are really excited the project has an opportunity for you to be involved. We are looking to holding these workshops in the spring and autumn months - watch this space for more information!

To find out more, email us on info@didcotgardentown.co.uk
Latest News
More funding for
Didcot Garden Town!

Recently, the government announced that Didcot Garden Town will receive an additional £100,000 to allow us continue to work on the delivery plan for our residents.

We are working with the Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board and look forward to working with the Sounding Boards to consider recommendations on our priorities and how to spend the new funding in the best way possible.

The funding was allocated by government to help to support garden communities across the UK to deliver well connected communities.

Upcoming Events
To help us launch the Sounding Boards, we will be holding a community Garden Party at Cornerstone Arts Centre in the summer, once it is safe to do so.

We will let you know they details when the final date is confirmed.

Infrastructure plans for Didcot!

Oxfordshire County Council has launched a public consultation on the proposed range of transport improvements in Didcot and surrounding areas that will support the creation of new jobs and homes.

Work on these infrastructure improvements follows the successful funding announcement of £218 million for Didcot Garden Town from government in March 2019, known as the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).

All schemes include new and/or improved high quality walking and cycling routes, which will give people real travel choice. Read more here!

To review the latest scheme designs and have the opportunity to give your feedback, click here. The deadline to make your comments is Thursday 30 April.
Projects we're working on!

Science Vale Cycle Network Improvements

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has been looking at how they can improve cycling and walking networks across the county, to help people become more healthy and active. A better network will help to provide a better environment and promote better connections for everyone between communities throughout Oxfordshire.

We have helped to support OCC to ensure cycling and walking routes in Didcot, surrounding villages and throughout the Science Vale include two of our garden town principles – to create a unique identity and to inspire ‘green living’. OCC’s current improvements will include better links between Wantage Road, Didcot town centre and Milton Park, and will include access to Culham and Appleford. To read more, click here.

Want to have your say on the local transport and connectivity plans? Click here, to share your opinion!


To help with the county's cycle and walkway network improvements, Marybeth Harasz, Didcot Garden Town Project Manager, joined HarBUG (Harwell Bicycle Users Group) earlier this year to cycle the Science Vale network.  Together they identified routes within Didcot that need improvements and areas that could be developed to complement the existing network.

You can read their published report here.
You can find the the hand outside the UTC Oxfordshire.
Some of the individual glass discs built in to the new art installation.

Public Art

Didcot Garden Town is lucky enough to be supported by the district councils’ Arts Development Officer. The public arts programme is being implemented throughout the town and this helps the town’s development of identity, culture, health and wellbeing, and enhances our public spaces. Public art is one of the important strategies set out in the delivery plan.

Throughout each newsletter edition, we will be updating you on the art projects that are being installed throughout Didcot Garden Town and surrounding areas of influence.

Michael Condron

You may have already noticed, our newest public art addition to the garden town. 'Reach' was installed in November 2019 at University Technical College Oxfordshire.

In celebration of our local scientific discovery, the hand reaches out in the quest for knowledge and understanding. It compromises of over 600 glass discs made by over 250 residents and school children, representing the amazing discoveries and knowledge held in this area. The project is one of 29 public artworks along a trail through Great Western Park.

Science Vale Business Update

Harwell Campus

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus has been designated as a Life Sciences Opportunity Zone, which is awarded for a 10-year period.

Find out more!

Milton Park 

The green revolution is continuing for people living and working around Milton Park.

Introducing Mi-Link, the Innovate UK consortium-led living lab project that is trialling autonomous vehicles in the area.

Read more here!

Culham Science Centre

Culham to be the global fusion hub in £184 million transformation.

Find out more!

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