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Community helps design Garden Village 18 Jun 2019 Public exhibition of initial sketches/ Eynsham groups' development priorities/ Group notes from Charrette

The Oxfordshire Cotswold Garden Village is now in the approved WODC Local Plan. So community groups, EPIC, GreenTEA, Eynsham Society and Peace Oak, with City Farm Management, are now working together to ensure that the garden village, should it go ahead, be the best it can be. Therefore they created shared priorities for the development which they have presented to and discussed with Grosvenor (the developer) and WODC. They also attended the Garden Village Charrette (see below), with other key representatives, to help develop early design ideas. You can examine those priorities and their responses to the Charrette by scrolling to the files at the bottom of this page. Group members will be attending the Sports Pavilion exhibition to share their contributions to the ideas.


To ensure that Eynsham community have as much opportunity as possible to consider the outputs from the recent community Design Charrette, Grosvenor invites you to view the sketches produced during the Charrette to be displayed at Eynsham Library from Wednesday 19 June until Saturday 22 June. This will be followed by a display with members of the Grosvenor project team, who will be on hand to help answer any queries, at the Eynsham Sports Pavilion on Monday 24 June.

Your feedback from the event will allow WODC to progress their Area Action Plan and Grosvenor to continue design work on their Outline Planning Application.

The materials and sketches will be on display at:

Eynsham Library 30 Mill Street, OX29 4JS on the following dates and times

  • Wednesday 19 June & Thursday 20 June 1pm - 5pm
  • Friday 21 June 1pm - 7pm
  • Saturday 22 June 9.30am - 1.00pm

The library offers access during unstaffed hours, please contact Eynsham Library for further details: 01865 880525 / [email protected]

Eynsham Sports Pavilion 1 Oxford Road, OX29 4HG on the following dates and times

  • Monday 24 June 3pm - 9pm

What is a Design Charrette?

A Design Charrette is a collaborative meeting between members of the local community and the project team, who work together to sketch designs, explore ideas and develop innovative ways to solve problems. Grosvenor and West Oxfordshire District Council hosted a joint-Charrette on 16 and 17 May to take forward the masterplan framework for the Oxfordshire Cotswolds Garden Village.

We hope you will have the opportunity to visit the display at Eynsham Library and be able to join us at Eynsham Sports Pavilion on Monday 24 June. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the team, please contact: Ross McWilliams at [email protected] or call 020 3907 8962

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