The outline application has now been registered at the District Council offices in Abingdon. The proposal is for 2,500 dwellings on the former Airfield with a mix of market and affordable houses and flats. The application can be viewed athttp://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/groveairfield
In addition to the housing, the application includes a new district centre which will include a supermarket, other shops, a library and other community facilities. Also included are plans for two primary schools, a secondary school, playing fields and other large areas of open space.
The plans for the new development have been in the pipeline for a number of years, with the site first being identified for development by the Vale in 2002.
The outline planning application includes an environmental impact assessment, a detailed design statement which includes an illustrative masterplan, and information on community consultations carried out on behalf of the developers.
The date for the Vale's Planning Committee to determine the Outline Application for Grove Airfield is 4 December 2013 and will be held in Grove, at St John's Church.
The Parish Council has produced a booklet, detailing the Parish Council's responses to the various planning applications for large developments. This can be found below.