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This site is a resource for all those living in and around Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire, with lists of local clubs and societies, amenities and businesses and an interactive chat facility. This non-profit site has been maintained on an entirely voluntary basis by residents of the village since 2003.

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Horsecroft application for 18 homes refused

Blue Cedar Homes (BCH) have submitted a planning application to the Vale of White Horse to build 18 homes on the land at Penstones Farm, just off Horsecroft.

The proposed housing consists of 8 retirement cottages, 7 affordable dwellings (3 x 2 bed, 3 x 3 bed, 1 x 4 bed) and 3 open market (3 x 4 bed).

At a planning meeting on Thursday 29th May, councillors voted to refuse planning permission.

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Up to 290 homes west of Stanford proposed in draft plan for 2031

The draft Local Plan for 2031 issued by Vale of White Horse District Council proposes up to 290 new houses in a new development west of Stanford.

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Faster broadband for Stanford

BT have now upgraded the exchange to 21CN meaning speeds of up to 24Mbit/s are now possible in the village.

David Wilson Homes - construction underway

David Wilson Homes have won their appeal to build 73 new homes, after their second application was rejected earlier this year. The site has now been cleared ready for building work to start.

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About the village

Stanford in the Vale is a large village with approximately 2000 residents situated in south west Oxfordshire. It lies on the A417, four miles from Faringdon and six from Wantage (see map). It is a thriving modern community with many active clubs and societies, two churches, two public houses, shops and numerous businesses.

Stanford from the air, July 2001, thanks to Mark Bush High Street
The Anchor

Stanford in the Vale is thought to be named after a stone ford in the area. It may have been a crossing of the River Ock, some say where the bridge now spans the river before Stanford Mill, however others speculate it was actually a crossing of Frogmore Brook. Read more village history in our new history section.

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