The Phased Development of Valley Park Dahlia View

Welcome to our consultation website for the development which will be known as Dahlia View, Valley Park. Here you can find out more about how Taylor Wimpey is progressing with the reserved matters application relating to the Parcel of land 2, as identified on the Valley Park Master Plan image below, and is located at the north-east corner of the site, adjacent to the retained watercourse. This development will be known as Dahlia View.

Dahlia View will comprise a total of 284 homes with 189 open-market and 95 affordable homes. The number of homes provided through this development would significantly boost the Council’s housing supply and assist with the delivery of new homes in Vale of White Horse. The mix, tenure and sizes of the homes proposed reflect local needs and seek to promote balanced communities in line with policy requirements.

The layout structure, street network and key frontages will be reflective of the principles established in the Design Code. The site layout has been designed to create a high-quality environment and townscape.

We heard

from you

Taylor Wimpey carried out a period of consultation to inform the public about their detailed proposals for the next phase of the Valley Park development known as Dahlia View.

This took the form of a public exhibition – an in-person drop in event held in October 2023. Members of the local community were invited to come along to a public exhibition to view detailed proposals for Dahlia View and were invited to ask questions and leave feedback about the proposals.

Following this consultation period, the plans for the site have been finalised and a reserved matters application has been submitted to The Vale of White Horse District Council, with the reference P24/V0470/RM.

Public Exhibition

We held a public exhibition on 4 October 2023, at GWP District Community Centre, where members of the public were able to meet the team, find out more details about the reserved matters application and give feedback on the detailed designs.

The consultation period has now closed (as of the 18th October 2023), and we would like to thank everyone who has provided feedback.

We will now take some time to process all the feedback received from members of the public, councillors, and other interested groups before finalising our plans and submitting them to the local planning authority for consideration.

If you any queries about our proposals, please get in touch with the team by either emailing info@dahliaview.co.uk or calling 0800 689 5209 (during office hours).

The Site Today

Valley Park was allocated for residential development in the Vale of White Horse Local Plan (adopted in 2019) and it plays a key role in the planned strategic growth of Didcot. On 21 February 2022 outline planning permission was granted for land at Valley Park for up to 4,254 new homes, including 35 per cent affordable housing, public open spaces, sports pitches, primary schools, and community facilities, including new healthcare provision.

A S106 legal agreement secures local infrastructure provision, including road junction revisions, new roads, footway and cycleway provision, and financial contributions to improve and extend existing secondary schools and provide new bus services.

The site - parcel 2Tb

Phased

Development

The Valley Park development will be carried out in phases (each phase relates to a parcel of land) where each phase will require a reserved matters application.

Reserved matters planning applications agree the details of the scheme once the principle of development has been established through the outline planning permission.

Taylor Wimpey submitted a reserved matters planning application for Primrose Gardens, Harwell, located south of the A4130 in November 2022. This application is for 246 homes.

This application is currently being considered by the Vale of White Horse District Council (planning reference: P22/V2744/RM) and you can view it in full here.

Taylor Wimpey is now submitting a reserved matters planning application for the north-east section of the site adjacent to the retained watercourse, which forms the second phase of the development known as Dahlia View.

The site - parcel 2Tb

About

Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey is one of the UK’s largest residential developers, building and selling over 10,000 homes each year. In 2007, George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow merged to form Taylor Wimpey. We are proud of the home building and construction heritage of both companies, which dates back more than 100 years. As a responsible developer, we are committed to working with local people and communities, and we make a positive contribution to the communities in which we work.

Sustainability

  • Our plans include significant opportunities to enhance the site for local wildlife and measures to enhance biodiversity.  Sensitive lighting will be used to respect nocturnal wildlife as well as creating a diverse natural habitat for birds and ground foraging mammals.
  • A comprehensive drainage strategy means that development of the site would not increase the risk of flooding within the site, or elsewhere.
  • The surface water strategy will incorporate flow-controlled discharge to the River Stour in combination with ground infiltration through attenuation ponds. A network of swales will provide landscape, amenity and ecology benefits, along with permeable paving.
  • In order to deliver a sustainable development and reduce carbon emissions, one of the conditions of the outline planning permission is that measures should be in place to provide 20% of the predicted future energy use of each home via on-site renewable sources.
  • Furthermore, any non-residential buildings, like the community hub, must achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’ as a minimum.
  • Taylor Wimpey is a finalist in the ‘Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year’ awards for 2021. The company is fully supportive of the Government-led Future Homes Standard, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from homes and to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Stay updated

This dedicated consultation website will be updated over the course of the planning process with up-to-date information on the progress of the development.

If you have any questions, please call 0800 689 5209 (office hours) or email info@dahliaview.co.uk

March 2024: Progress update

Taylor Wimpey’s Reserved Matters Application for Dahlia View, Valley Park has now been submitted and registered with the Vale of White Horse District Council with the reference P24/V0470/RM.

Contact Us

0800 689 5209

Feedback

The consultation period has now closed (as of the 18th October 2023), and we would like to thank everyone who has provided feedback.