A PROJECT which aims for Didcot to accommodate more than 15,000 new homes and 20,000 new jobs could include more schemes to help tackle climate change.

Didcot Garden Town is a project that was launched by the district councils after Didcot received “garden town” status in 2015.

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It aims to introduce more green spaces, trees, gardens, sustainable technology and more into the town.

Herald Series: Residents, businesses and councillors are calling for more climate change tackling schemes.Residents, businesses and councillors are calling for more climate change tackling schemes.

At a meeting with the Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board this week, residents, businesses and councillors called for more help to be available to local businesses, more green spaces and more community events.

Members at the meeting also identified the need for a wider public transport strategy to help tackle climate change.

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Councillor Liz Leffman, chairman of the advisory board, said: “Having all our board members attending and working together to review the garden town was extremely useful.

“This will help us to find more ways to continue building on the work already underway and aid recovery from the pandemic in a sustainable way.” 

Councillor Emily Smith, leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “It was great to hear that we all have similar aims to create more green spaces and facilities for our communities to enjoy.”

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Councillor David Rouane, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, added: “I’m looking forward to getting started on environmental and transport projects that will help the everyone to tackle climate change.”