The strategy sets out to:
- Shorten travel distances by providing new, on-site, high quality local employment, education, leisure, community, social and retail facilities;
- Promote and enhance sustainable travel to encourage people to cycle, walk and use public transport;
- Provide significant improvements to the local road network to accommodate increased car travel and meet the needs of existing communities.
Chalgrove is located on a floodplain that is prone to flooding during Winter. With this, we are implementing flood mitigation strategies to reduce the risk of flooding within both villages.
A drainage strategy has been put into place to control the flooding of the Chalgrove Brook. Various sustainable features including swales, ponds, and rain gardens will be incorporated into the design of the development to manage the increased surface water run-off on the impermeable surfaces that will be created as a result of the development. These will work by redirecting the water to the existing watercourses beyond the site and be slowly discharged into the network.