Plans for 700 homes coming under scrutiny

Plans for 700 homes coming under scrutiny

Plans for 700 homes coming under scrutiny

First published in News

MORE than 700 houses, a primary school and sports pitches could be built in Bicester if plans are approved tonight.

Countryside Properties have submitted the plans to Cherwell District Council for 36.9 hectares of land between Middleton Stoney Road and Vendee Drive.

The application was first submitted in June but was deferred so changes could be made to the positions of public spaces and allotments.

Planning officers then said there was not enough open space and wider streets were needed.

Changes have been made to the plans which now seek 709 homes, a school, an extra care nursing home, play spaces, sports pitches and allotments.

A total 35 per cent of the homes would need to be affordable houses, bungalows and flats for the council to give permission, planning officers have said.

It is also dependent on a yet-to-be-agreed cash sum for the wider community such as a suggested £122,903.90 for the allotments project.

This land is phase two of the South West Bicester site, phase one is already in development.

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed

Our top stories

Update: Bullfinch: More than 350 youngsters potential abuse victims as campaigner calls for action not apologies

Oxford Mail: Marilyn Hawes

7:46am Monday 2nd March 2015

MORE than 350 youngsters in Oxfordshire have been identified as potential victims of groomers, the Oxford Mail understands.

Serious road accident closes M40 northbound between junction 8 and 8A near Wheatley services

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

3:52pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The M40 has reportedly been closed northbound between J8 and J8A near the Wheatley services due to an accident.

Kanye West due to appear in Oxford for talk to students at Museum of Natural History

Oxford Mail:

2:01pm Monday 2nd March 2015

International rap superstar Kanye West is expected in Oxford this afternoon for a talk at the Museum of Natural History.

Discovery: Remains of a woman and a coin dating from the 1600s are unearthed

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

THE SKELETON of a woman thought to be nearly 400 years old has been unearthed at an Oxford college.

Parents across Oxfordshire discover fate of child's secondary school place

Oxford Mail: New Oxfordshire county council logo

8:44am Monday 2nd March 2015

PUPILS across the county will find out today whether they have got their first-choice of school as Oxfordshire County Council issues places for secondary schools today.

Grannies put on a unique trolley dance

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

TWO dancing grannies took over the streets of Oxford as the city’s main annual dance festival got into full swing.

 

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree