Two large data centres are planned at the site of the former Didcot A Power Station.

Willow Developments has submitted a hybrid application, via RPS, to redevelop 16 hectares of the site. It seeks full consent for a one-storey data centre of 8,692 sq m and outline consent for a  two-storey data centre of 20,800 sq m.

The site, a former coal storage yard, which runs alongside Milton Road and the railway line, straddles the border between Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils with around 60 per cent of it in SODC so the application has been submitted to both councils.

The wider 47-hectare site of Didcot A Power Station which was decommissioned in 2013, has consent for 25,000 sq m of B1 offices, 110,000 sq m B2/B8 industrial units, a 13,000 sq m retail park, a 150-room hotel, 500 sq m of pubs and restaurants and 400 homes.

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