A vision for the development of more than 1,000 homes on land to the west of Barton has gone on display.

Oxford City Council’s “masterplan” for Barton West has gone on show to residents, showing where homes, shops and a school may all go.

The council is hoping to build 1,200 houses once its plan gets approval from a planning inspector and it has been consulting with residents to find out what they think.

If the plans are approved, Barton West would be made up of three neighbourhoods. One would border on to the existing estate and be made up of detached houses for families, with a second in the middle of apartment blocks. A third section opposite Northway would include a mix of apartments, townhouses and detached homes.

A food shop, which could also include a hotel, restaurant or gym, is planned for the third neighbourhood, while a primary school would be built close to Barton.

The estate would be joined together by an east-west route.

Paul Comerford, of planning consultancy Aecom, said the current masterplan was not final and could be influenced by local views.

He said: “The purpose of consulting is to talk to the community about their hopes and concerns.

“It is an evolving masterplan. For a long time the school was sitting in the middle of the estate but now it has moved.

“We want to hear views on every aspect of this.”

Two consultation events were held on Friday and Saturday. A third consultation event is being held on Thursday at New Marston Primary School between 4pm and 7pm.

Sue Holden, of Barton Community Association, said: “It gives you a feel for what the development could be like.

“The plan will have its critics but the idea is wonderful and the houses are so desperately needed.

“It is absolutely critical that the community is given an input because the people living here are going to be hugely impacted by it.”

The Barton West plans will go before a public inquiry for approval from next week.

A website has been created to showcase the plans and find out what residents think. It can be found at bartonoxford.org.uk