MORE than 60 projects to improve Didcot have been proposed.

Improving connections for cycle paths and developing the 'gateway' site opposite the train station are among the current proposals.

Local councillors presented their list of demands to the government housing agency Homes England.

The ideas are all part of the plan to make Didcot into a so-called 'garden town', which sees it get more government funding for infrastructure in exchange for taking thousands of homes.

The Didcot Garden Town team, made up of local councillors and officers, met with Homes England to arrange which works are most urgently needed.

Oxfordshire county council leader Ian Hudspeth, who chaired the meeting, said: "The garden town team are making excellent progress on bringing the plan’s vision into reality.

"Working together with Homes England and the community, we hope to find ways to unlock funding to help Didcot and the surrounding areas to grow in a much more cohesive way.”

While the projects are being prioritised, the team will take into account the recent Housing Infrastructure Fund business case, submitted by the county council to the government, asking for cash for new roads and a bridge over the Thames at Culham.