The Vale of the White Horse Local Plan 2031 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.
Since the 2011 Census about 2,500 homes have been given full planning permission in OX12 and a further 4,750 have received outline planning permission. Another 450 are either included in the local plan or have applications being considered. So in total 7,700 homes are planned for OX12 on top of the 11,500 homes included in the census.
This is all before the District Council start their new Local Plan to 2041 and bow to the pressure from developers to allow many more homes to be built between Wantage and Grove, and East Challow or East Hanney.
For more details on the the Local Plan see our Local Plan page.
It is important that growth 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.
Crab Hill will add 1,500 homes and Monks Farm will house 885 families.
This doesn’t include the permissions already granted for 380 homes at Stockham Park Farm, 85 homes on Chain Hill, 250 homes spread around East Hanney, 200 homes at East Challow, 320 homes in smaller applications around Wantage and Grove or 150 homes given permission on King Alfred’s East site.
Plans add 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.