The Vale of the White Horse Local Plan and the developments approved before the plan was finalised have meant that over 7,000 homes are planned for Wantage and Grove between 2011 and 2031, this is nearly 17,000 people and about 12,000 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 our 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, 250 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.
Part 2 of the plan adds a further 400 homes north of the Airfield development and 130 more homes to East Hanney.
See our Wantage and Grove Map for detailed locations.
For more details on the the Local Plan see our Local Plan page.