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East Challow is growing

East Challow is a small village about 1 mile from the western edge of Wantage. It has a thriving primary school but limited other amenities. Even the village pub has closed. It is divided by the A417. Four developments have already been granted planning permission in the village.

The Nalder Estate development have built 71 homes (see no 2 on the map) and application P12/V1261/FUL, 14 homes are being built on the old Country Club site in Woodhill Lane (see no 1 on the map) and application P08/V1169/FUL, 38 homes are being built on Challow Park, see the application on the Council website P17/V2502/RM, (see also no 3 on the map) and 88 homes on Park Farm (see no 4 on the map) and application P18/V0744/RM on the Council website.
An application to increase the density of Park Farm by 27 more homes has been refused (P18/V2049/FUL). But an application to add another 10 homes was approved in Oct 2021. (P21/V0738/FUL).

East Challow

According to the 2011 census East Challow had a population of 769 and 313 homes and these applications will add over 200 more homes so these applications add nearly 70% to the size of the village and won't add useful things like a small shop or post-office.

Even the plan for a roundabout in the village to slow down the traffic has been rejected.

Dandara are pushing the idea of building at least another 800 homes between East Challow and Wantage. See Dandara - West Wantage for more details.

See our Wantage and Grove Map for detailed locations.

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