Didcot is set to become one of the fastest growing towns in the South East. With a population due to double in 20 years, making it larger than Banbury.

































Didcot now falls in two planning authorities areas, meaning we are currently being targeted to take the housing quotas of two Councils. To comment on and find out about Vale of White Horse District Council plans see www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/localplan
Ask many in Didcot why their countryside, their archaeology and their freedom to roam is of less value than in other parts of the district they will answer 'because it's Didcot'. 
The Council may respond 'because it's a growth point', something that the town had no choice in. Neither answers the question; these things are not less valuable, just less valued by those who want to build on them. 

How local council’s justify big housing estates on Didcot’s countryside
The Didcot Herald story from March 2014


















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Because it’s Didcot
How local council’s justify big housing estates on Didcot’s countryside

Link to Oxford Times story on secret ‘growth point’ decision
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Vale of White Horse District Council plans will mean 10,000 new homes for Didcot over 20 years and more could be on the way from South Oxfordshire District Council. See below for more.