Land at Didcot A Power Station

Public Consultation

Welcome to the Consultation Website

Clowes Developments and Graftongate Developments are preparing proposals for the redevelopment of land at Didcot A Power Station. The proposals are for a mix of uses comprising around 400 new homes, employment, retail, a hotel, pub/restaurant, and related open space and landscaping.

We are keen to involve local people in shaping our ideas for development of this site. This website provides details of the indicative masterplan proposals for the site along with copies of the exhibition boards. You can leave any comments you may have about the proposals on the ‘Make Your Views Known’ page.

Background

Didcot A Power Station ceased operations in March 2013 after 43 years of commercial operation.

The proposed development site which is the subject of this consultation exercise extends to approximately 47 hectares.  The remainder of Didcot A Power Station (approximately 36 hectares) is retained by RWE Generation UK for potential future power generation development purposes, although nothing is currently planned.

RWE Generation UK demolished the southern cooling towers in July 2014 and the demolition of the remaining buildings and structures at Didcot A continues.  RWE anticipate that the demolition works will be complete by 2016.

Didcot B Power Station is an efficient gas fired power station operated by RWE Generation UK and is located to the north of the proposed development.

Planning Context

The site lies within both Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils, with approximately 36ha and 11ha lying within each authority area respectively.

In December 2014 Vale of White Horse consulted on the Local Plan which sets out the vision for how the Vale should develop and grow until the year 2031. Land at Didcot A Power Station has been identified by the Council to support a high quality mixed-use development.