Great Western Park, Didcot

The team at Paul Basham Associates Oxford supported McCarthy & Stone with the planning application for 60 Assisted Living apartments within Great Western Park in Didcot. We have been pleased to see the scheme granted planning permission in May 2016 and it is residents are expected to move into the scheme in September 2017.

The Brief

Paul Basham Associates were instructed by longstanding client McCarthy & Stone to provide the necessary highways documentation to support the application for 60 assisted living apartments at the regionally renowned Great Western Park development.


As outline permission existed for this site, Paul Basham Associates deemed that a Transport Statement would suitably demonstrate the acceptability of the scheme from a transport perspective. Informed by a site visit, various meetings with the project team and Highway Authority, Paul Basham Associates produced a comprehensive Transport Statement which included refuse vehicle and car park tracking as well as a review of the access arrangement. Strong communication between the project team was required to form a coordinated approach, and this was demonstrated in email correspondence, telephone calls and various project meetings.

Co-Ordination was also required with the concurrent applications within this parcel of Great Western Park for an ASDA supermarket and local shopping parade.

A working relationship based on an open dialogue was also established with Oxfordshire County Council Highways which helped to inform design tweaks to the car parking layout in order to satisfy their requirements.


Paul Basham Associates Oxford were pleased to help achieve planning permission in May 2016 for this local site, as well as to be involved with the strategic Great Western Park development. This scheme will form part of the Great Western Park District Neighbourhood Square and will be in close proximity to new shops, restaurants and public transport facilities. We look forward to seeing new residents move in to the building in September 2017.