WHY IS THE SITE SUITABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT?
East Hagbourne supports a range of local facilities. In the Council’s recently published ‘Settlement Assessment Background Paper’ (June 2016), the village scored a commendable ‘9’, as it comprises a convenience store, post office, public house, primary school, village hall and playground. These are all key facilities and services required to support day to day life in the village. The proximity and convenience of East Hagbourne to Didcot also allows its residents to rely upon the facilities and services provided for in this adjacent town – a further key contributor to the sustainability credentials of the village.
The site is well located with good access to existing local facilities and the local public transport network; including Sustrans Route 544 which provides a sustainable route (utilizing other modes of transport to the motor car, i.e. walking and cycling) from East Hagbourne directly into Didcot.
The proposals will provide new homes to help sustain the vitality and viability of the village not just now but in years to come.