Local Plan Part 1 and the developments approved before the plan was finalised have meant that over 6,220 homes are proposed for Wantage and Grove, this is 15,000 people and about 10,000 cars.
The Vale of the White Horse Local Plan Part 1 states that “the historic Market Town of Wantage and the nearby larger village of Grove are separate settlements with their own unique character and identity.
They have a strong functional relationship with many shared services including for health, education and leisure.
It is important that growth here is carefully coordinated to seek to ensure that service and infrastructure provision closely matches the needs of the two communities. Grove Airfield will contribute up to 2,500 homes to Grove and provide services and facilities. New development should be successfully integrated with the existing and newly planned communities.”
It also allocated 1,500 homes on Crab Hill, and 885 homes on Monks Farm and didn’t mention the permissions already granted for 380 homes at Stockham Park Farm, 85 homes being built on Chain Hill, 200 homes spread around East Hanney, 200 homes given permission at East Challow, 320 homes in smaller applications around Wantage and Grove or 150 homes given permission on King Alfred’s East site.
See our Wantage and Grove Map for detailed locations.
For more details on the the Local Plan see our Local Plan page.