Announcement in Spring Statement

Announcement in Spring Statement

You may have heard about our work to support the recent bid from Oxfordshire County Council to the government for funding infrastructure to support the housing growth in our district.

It was announced at today's Spring Statement that we have been successful and will receive funding from the government's Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF). Our bid was related to four major transport schemes for the southern Oxfordshire area. They are:

  • a Didcot Science Bridge on the A4130 – going over the railway line and Didcot A Power Station site and joining the A4130 Northern Perimeter Road
  • improvements to the A4130 from the Milton Interchange by making it a dual carriageway
  • a new river crossing at Culham
  • a Clifton Hampden bypass

On the map attached, you can see the schemes for the new roads – the details aren't finalised yet but it gives you an idea on current thoughts on the projects.

The transport schemes are an important part of the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Local Plans, both of which aim to bring new homes, jobs, schools, health and community centres to support the predicted growth in the county. The HIF money will help us to deliver new homes in Didcot, Culham, Harwell and Berinsfield.

Your views are important to us and as this and other projects evolve, we will keep you up to date with latest developments. All projects will need to go through the appropriate planning permissions and additional views will be sought from you and all residents through regular engagement and consultation.

If you have any questions on the road schemes, please contact Andrew Down, Acting Deputy Chief Executive – Partnership and Planning.

Kind regards


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Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:23 by Joanne Myers