Residents are being asked to give their views on future of the development at the airfield at Dalton Barracks near Abingdon.

Part of the airfield at the Ministry of Defence site at Dalton Barracks was chosen for development as part of the Vale of White Horse Local Plan.

The development will include 1,200 homes as well as a primary school and a local centre and will incorporate Garden Village principles.

Garden Villages are new communities that should have high quality and good design hard-wired in from the outset.

The Vale of White Horse District Council has created a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which provides more detailed guidance on policies in the Local Plan, such as the Dalton Barracks Strategic Allocation. It can’t introduce new policies but is considered when determining planning applications at the site.

The council has launched a consultation to give residents the chance to comment on the document.

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Councillor Debby Hallett, said: “The SPD is really important in helping ensure the future development at this allocated site is high quality and consistent with garden village principles, that it contributes to the local area, and creates a healthy and vibrant community.

“We also want to help make sure the allocated site has excellent public transport, cycle ways and footpath connections.

“We want to hear from as many people as possible so we can try to reflect these views in the final document.”

The consultation runs until 11.59pm on Thursday November 18, visit the district council website for more information.

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