A new supermarket is to open on a major housing development in Oxford.

Tesco has applied to Oxford City Council for a premises licence for a Tesco Express supermarket on vacant land off Barton Fields Road in Barton Park in Headington.

The licence will allow the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises Sunday to Saturday from 6am to midnight and late night refreshment Sunday to Saturday between 11pm and midnight.

Opening hours will be Sunday to Saturday from 6am to midnight.

The site is being redeveloped and the premises are under construction.

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Work at Barton Park started in 2015.

Mosaics by developer Hill was the first part to be built in the west of the site and its 237 homes, including 95 let at social rent, were completed in 2020.

Phase two The Steeples by Redrow, which includes Barton Primary School, in the east has 120 homes and is expected to finish in 2025.

The last and biggest section in the centre is called Beckley Place and comprises 424 homes of which 176 will be sold to Oxford City Council for social housing.

This section also contains 6,200 sq ft of retail space.

Countryside Housebuilding West was preparing at the end of 2022 to start on this phase but work was halted and Countryside was combined with the Vistry Group.

Work on this section is now under way and is expected to be completed in 2027.

Any representations relating to the premises licence application must be made to the city council in writing by May 21.