The latest major section of Didcot Garden Town has been unanimously approved.

Vale of White Horse District Council’s planning committee approved Valley Park, a development of 4,254 homes (35 per cent affordable) on 178 hectares of agricultural land to the west of Great Western Park.

The scheme, put forward by Hallam Land Management, was deferred in February over safety concerns at a roundabout and biodiversity and healthcare provision.

The development, which is being pursued in conjunction with Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes, includes mixed-use local centres, primary schools, sports pitches, community and leisure facilities, special needs school, and open space which includes sports pitches.

Councillors discussed amendments to the roundabout, carbon reduction and trees at length before the unanimous vote. The meeting heard the homes will be delivered at a rate of between 250- 350 per year.

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