We want Salt Cross to be a healthy and safe new village, providing a broad range of opportunities for leisure, sport, recreation and cultural activities to achieve a high quality of life and well-being for residents.
The garden village will be a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together safely through shared interests and activities. The village will also provide people with the opportunity to make healthier food choices, including growing and consuming their own healthy food locally.
We will ensure that the natural and historic environment of the local area is reflected, respected and enhanced wherever possible through the design, development and delivery of the garden village.
We will avoid noise and light pollution and ensure biodiversity conservation. We will make sure that any flood risk mitigation is effective and does not increase the risk of flooding elsewhere. We will make sure that we deliver environmental benefits and prevent any harmful impacts on air, soil and water quality.
Our aim is to celebrate important heritage assets including the listed buildings at City Farm and the suspected site of the former medieval village of Tilgarsley.
The garden village gives us an opportunity to create a sustainable community where walking, cycling, riding and public transport are the modes of choice. These travel choices will be complemented by high quality broadband provision enabling home working and reducing the need to travel.
The garden village will, through its design, facilitate active and healthy travel within all its communities, responding to technological and societal change, whilst supporting the wider A40 corridor improvements that are currently being progressed.
We plan to develop a 40 hectare science and technology park to attract new businesses, giving them the space to grow and create high value jobs.
The park will provide a range of employment opportunities within easy commuting distance of new homes, providing flexibility to adapt to changing economic needs. In turn a positive contribution towards the overall growth, diversification and value of the district will be achieved.
High Quality broadband provision will ensure high rates of home-working. A range of education and training opportunities for local people to improve skills and ‘work-readiness’ will be available.
We are very proud of the innovations planned for the village and have great ambition to deliver a village that is truly sustainable and caters for the needs of its residents. The most important elements that we want to deliver are listed below.
Imagine a thriving and inclusive community that encompases all that is good about West Oxfordshire. A community with its own strong and distinctive character and identity which embraces and celebrates its rural setting and local heritage. Salt Cross will be known for all of this and more.