Outline application for site redevelopment at land south of Curie Avenue, west of Second Street, Harwell Campus
Amended plans August 2022


Outline planning application (with all matters reserved) for the demolition of existing buildings and the redevelopment of the site to provide employment floorspace, along with green infrastructure and car parking.
Land south of Curie Avenue and west of Second Street   Harwell Campus

Amended plans August 2022

Outline application for site redevelopment at land south of Curie Avenue, west of Second Street, Harwell Campus
Amended plans August 2022

Status No Objection - comments
Major application?
Registration Date 7 March, 2022
Consultation Start Date 11 March, 2022
Consultation End Date 12 September, 2022
Target Decision Date 30 September, 2022
PC Meeting Date 27 September, 2022
PC Comments Sep 22 - no further comments but previous ones still apply March 2022 - Objects Concerns The application claims that there are no current employers located on site yet there appear to be several businesses occupying properties on the development site. Could this be clarified please? This application adds an additional 1900 car parking spaces in an area already struggling under traffic volumes. We object to the loss of the tennis courts and ask that these facilities are provided either on site or elsewhere on campus as a condition of approval. We welcome the landscaping that has been provided in this outline application and hope that this is realised through development. We would like the applicant to consider either solar panelling or a green roof on the buildings, especially the multi-storey car park. This would contribute to the net zero ambitions of both national and local government. We would also like the applicant to consider a grey water system using rainwater for toilets to reduce water consumption. We welcome the sizeable provision for cycle parking and ask that showers, lockers and drying rooms are also provided on site. Ask for contributions to improving route 544 towards Wantage, in particular the sections next to campus. Also look at improving the cycling connections on campus as there are no protected routes between the A4185 and this site. With ~2000 new car parking spaces this will increase the traffic on these roads. The PC is concerned about the cumulative effect on traffic in the area and the quantum of vehicle provision proposed will exacerbate the stress on Rowstock and the A4185. We would like the active travel focus of both Vale and OCC to be taken into account when deciding this application.
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