Published: 12th July 2016

A comprehensive team of planning and infrastructure experts have been appointed by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils to develop plans for Didcot Garden Town.

Last year Didcot was awarded Garden Town status, paving the way for many new affordable homes, more green space and significant infrastructure improvements.

Quod will be the main consultant for the project, bringing a wealth of experience from nationally significant planning and regeneration projects across the country. AMEC and Urban Engineering Studio will be providing advice on transport infrastructure and Novell Tullett advice on landscaping. Leading master planners Grimshaw will work to ensure that the scheme benefits the entire Didcot Garden Town area, while engagement experts Future City will hep to make sure that the local community are fully involved with the scheme’s development.

Cllr John Cotton, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “The team we’ve appointed to lead Didcot Garden Town have been behind some major regeneration and infrastructure projects around the country. We are delighted to have them on board and look forward to seeing the plans come together over the coming months”

Quod Director, Chris Wheaton said “It is great to be working with South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse, supporting the vision to deliver 20,000 new jobs and 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town. The town and wider Science Vale benefit from some unique assets. They are home to world class research facilities such as the Diamond Light Source and are set within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We look forward to developing plans to support this important part of the UK economy and to working with local people in Didcot to ensure that benefits to the community are maximised.”

For further information please contact Chris Wheaton.