A TOWN council has opened a survey to get resident’s feedback on plans for a new sports pavilion.

Didcot Town Council applied to South Oxfordshire District Council, the planning authority, for a new community and sports pavilion at St Edmonds Park in Park Road.

The authority claims residents have been asking for a new pavilion for ‘over six years.

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Planning permission was granted in September this year for the facility, which is estimated to cost about £2,769,800, along with a new ‘nature-themed’ splash park which is due to cost about £450,000.

Plans for the new sports facility include a new single storey pavilion with sports changing rooms and a multi-functional community space together with related facilities.

There will also be external hard and soft landscaping, sports and play equipment, bicycle storage and improved parking arrangements located in the northwest corner of Edmond Park.

The town council is currently in the process of making an application the Public Works Loan Board for up to £2.7m.

Once the application is made, the officers will work to find grants to bring the cost of the loan application down further.

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In the meantime, the council want feedback from residents about the facility such as what they want to see at the building.

To fill the survey out, visit the town council’s website.


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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