Planning and delivery strategy in progress for 3,500 new homes in south Oxfordshire
Date of Article
Jun 26 2020
Sector
Planning & Development

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Our professionals are currently promoting an exciting and innovative new settlement in south Oxfordshire.

The proposal is to deliver 3,500 new homes, including associated infrastructure and services adjacent to the Culham Science Centre, which is home to the UK Fusion experiment and autonomous vehicle development. We have coordinated a range of technical experts to develop a comprehensive planning and delivery strategy that will see the construction of Culham Science Village over the next 20 years.

The scheme is a draft allocation in the South Oxfordshire Local Plan, an infamous plan that has been the subject of political disputes between the Lib-Dem/Green led district council and the Conservative Government. These disagreements resulted in a decree by the secretary of state that the plan must be adopted by the end of 2020. This implement timeline was, of course, before the COVID-19 global pandemic.

After discussions around how an examination in public might be possible while maintaining social distancing guidelines, it has been agreed that the meeting will be virtual and held on an internet platform. Currently, we are looking forward to the hearings being held throughout July and August.

At the hearings, our professionals will be representing two clients regarding the construction of Culham Science Village, and we have also submitted written statements on our client’s behalf.

For further information, please contact a member of our team:

Steven Sensecall 
Partner
07970 796762
steven.sensecall@carterjonas.co.uk