East Challow Community Consultation

Dandara is a privately owned developer distinct from the volume housebuilders who rely on standard house types regardless of location or circumstances. In contrast, Dandara brings forward development that is inspired by the local context and vernacular.

Dandara understands the needs of communities and aims to establish a collaborative working relationship with those with a stake in the development.

East Challow, like many communities, is facing numerous challenges including the A417, which is at or over capacity*, speeding traffic on the A417 and parking issues.

Dandara is promoting land for residential-led, mixed-use development alongside the delivery of the West Wantage Link Road (WWLR). The route of the WWLR has been safeguarded in the adopted Vale of White Horse Local Plan Part 1.

The construction of circa 800 homes and some commercial development will pay for the cost (circa £8 million) of building the WWLR.

A Masterplan has been carefully developed and meetings have been held with representatives of East Challow Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan Group.

Following this engagement, it is considered important to communicate to the village Dandara’s proposals associated with the delivery of the WWLR and how these may be represented within the emerging East Challow Neighbourhood Plan.

This community consultation website explains how Dandara’s development can bring meaningful traffic and environmental improvements to East Challow and make the village more sustainable with additional shops, services and public transport options.

It also looks at how the cumulative effect of approved and allocated sites – involving the construction of almost 6,000 new homes in the Grove and Wantage area – will impact on East Challow and the A417 in the Local Plan period up to 2031.

With the construction of the Wantage East Link Road now underway, the WWLR has the potential to create an effective and efficient northern by-pass of Wantage.

This website seeks the views of residents on what types of housing should be included and if there should be additional facilities such as a village shop, nursery school and other services. To obtain views, Dandara is asking visitors to this community consultation website to complete a feedback form.

* Freedom of Information request made by East Challow Parish Council to Oxfordshire County Council in 2016.

Traffic in East Challow

There are an increasing number of HGVs travelling through East Challow on the A417.