Homes England’s plans for Chalgrove Airfield have been shaped through comprehensive engagement with numerous stakeholders including local communities. This started with an Enquiry by Design event and has continued with further discussion on our plans and consultation on our emerging Plans in 2018 (The consultation boards presented at the July 2018 consultation events can be downloaded here). Further information on our engagement to date can be found in our Statement of Community Involvement.
As we move towards delivering the scheme, Homes England will continue to engage and consult with local partners following the submission of the outline planning application, providing the opportunity to shape and influence the final design for Chalgrove outcome:
Key areas in which we want the community to be involved include:
- Chalgrove Airfield Design Guide: A design framework has been submitted with the planning application which sets out how we propose to provide more detailed guidance to inform the detailed (reserved matters) planning applications for the site. We want to hear peoples thoughts on how the future development at Chalgrove will look and feel and will provide further opportunities for you to have your say on this later in 2020.
- Public Realm and Traffic Calming measures in local villages – to make the local areas more conducive to walking and cycling, Homes England has made a commitment to contributing towards traffic calming and public realm improvements. The type and scale of improvements will be developed in collaboration with local stakeholders and communities.
- Stadhampton, Chilsehampton and Cuxham Bypasses: Homes England is now progressing the detailed design of the two bypass alignments which followed a period of engagement with landowners and community consultation in 2019. Homes England will continue to engage with landowners and local communities as we progress the detailed designs before we submit a planning application for the bypasses later in 2020.
- Detailed (reserved matters) planning applications – at each reserved matters stage, the local community will have the opportunity to influence the final design of the development. We will involve the community ahead of any future submissions but there will also be the opportunity to engage as part of the formal planning application process.
Working with our Development partners
Homes England will work with a range of delivery partners to deliver the homes, jobs and infrastructure needed to make Chalgrove Airfield a success. We have begun this already, and have worked with a number of infrastructure providers to identify the necessary infrastructure and will continue this engagement.
As we progress the delivery of Chalgrove Airfield, further information about our delivery partners will be available here.
In 2017 we held an enquiry by design, the results from this are made available