Finally, after nearly 20 years of discussion, the S106 agreement was signed in July 2017 and the outline application for 2,500 homes approved. See (Vale Ref: P12/V0299/O) for details.
The development should also provide a whole raft of infrastructure including:
Two Primary schools
A Local Centre
An equipped and informal children's play of 6.47 hectares
A strategic landscape and ecological park of 11.78 hectares
A community park of 20.2 hectares
Sports pitches for the community of 11.5 hectares
Allotments totalling 2 hectares
and Realignment of Denchworth Road
The latest Grove Airfield Forum took place on 24 January 2020:
At the Grove Airfield forum we were told that Persimmon now have over 80 homes occupied on their first site (for 191 homes) and Charles Church have nearly 20 occupations on their first development for 55 homes. Applications for a further 160 Persimmon dwellings and 23 Charles Church houses are under consideration and more will follow.
The sports pitch application should be submitted shortly. The temporary community building (an adapted house) should be ready later this year but the idea of an all-age school seems to have been turned down by the Department of Education. So the original plan for a primary school by the time that 400 homes are occupied, a second primary after 800 homes and a secondary school at some time in the future have been reinstated.
The phasing plan shows what order the site will be developed
P17/V2807/RM - Vehicular, Cycle and Pedestrian Connections to serve first phases of development including Public Open Space, Landscaping, SuDS and Ancillary Infrastructure approved June 2018
P17/V2815/FUL - Detailed Infrastructure application SuDS, Landscaping and Ancillary Infrastructure to serve first phases of development approved April 2019.
P17/V3130/FUL - Request to provide the development brief prior to the occupation of the 600th dwelling rather than before the submission of reserved matters adjoining the Local Centre - amended to provide the development brief prior to the occupation of the 250th dwelling - approved May 2018
P17/V3071/DIS - Construction and Environmental Management Plan, Roadway infrastructure plans and tree protection plan approved October 2018.
P17/V3083/DIS - Phasing plan, housing delivery, open space, Landscape management plan, travel plans and archaeological investigation plan etc..
P17/V3358/DIS - Earthworks strategy, surface water and foul drainage strategy.
P18/V0399/RM - Detailed plan for 55 dwellings in phase 3 approved August 2018 with minor amendments approved January 2019.
P18/V1485/RM - Detailed plan for 120 dwellings in phase 2, amended May 2019.
P18/V1593/RM - Management of detailed flows to the proposed pumping station from both the existing catchment and proposed catchment. Condition discharged July 2018.
P18/V2747/DIS - Discharge of conditions 2 - hard and soft landscaping, 3 - surface water drainage, 4 - travel plan and 5 - boundaries on application P18/V0399/RM (Phase 3).
P18/V2870/FUL - Application to amend Planning Permission P17/V2753/RM (Phase 1, application for 191 homes). The total number of units within this parcel has increased from 191 units to 192 units. This reduces the number of Open Market homes by 1 and increases the number of affordable homes by 2. The number of 2-bed homes has increased from 58 to 64 and the number of 3 bed units has reduced from 97 to 92 (-5).
P18/V2746/DIS - Discharge of conditions 11 - Construction Environmental Management Plan, 15 - foul and surface water drainage, 16 - foul and surface water drainage, 19 - tree protection plan, 20 - hard and soft landscaping , 22 - hard and soft landscaping, 32 - travel plan and 40 - fire hydrant details on application P17/V3130/FUL (Phase 3)
P19/V0539/FUL - Application to use a house as a Temporary Community Building.