In May 2020, Grosvenor Development Ltd, submitted an Outline Planning Application (OPA) to West Oxfordshire District Council for the garden village of Salt Cross on land to the north of Eynsham. As one of the first garden villages endorsed by the government in 2017 to help meet England’s housing needs, the proposal is for 2,200 new homes, secondary and primary schools, green space and parks, community amenities and a 27-hecatare science business park.
KMA have been involved in the community and stakeholder involvement of the plan-making process for over two years, working with the community, stakeholder bodies and members of Grosvenor’s planning and design team.
We have undertaken study visits to comparator places, held community briefing workshops, ran a major design charrette, hosted exhibitions at key stages, and presented the material online.
All of this is captured in the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), which forms part of the application documents. A useful video summary of diverse views, made at the charrette stage, is provided here https://oxongv.co.uk/community-involvement/
For more information visit https://oxongv.co.uk/