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Bicester Village submits plans for main new improvement

Bicester Village has now submitted its planning software for the brand new St. Edburg’s group park, journey hub and visitor companies services.

Following two rounds of public session, Bicester Village has now submitted a planning software to Cherwell District Council for the brand new 1.8-hectare St’ Edburg’s group park, along with a brand new automobile and cycle hub and enhancements to visitor companies at Bicester Village.

The brand new park has been redesigned after public consultations to offer extra open, versatile and versatile house, permitting house for casual sports activities video games in addition to different leisure actions corresponding to picnics and occasions.

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The proposals will improve and create new connections for pedestrians and cyclists by means of St. Edburg’s Park and between totally different elements of Bicester.

Bicester Village will make a cloth contribution to sports activities services inside Bicester, which is along with the funding it has made in enhanced sports activities services on the new Bicester Sports activities Affiliation relocation in Chesterton.

The brand new automobile and cycle hub will substitute greater than 2,000 offsite parking areas and could have the capability to ship as much as 1,246 EV areas in complete, with 10 per cent energetic EV charging on day one.

Bicester Village is showcasing its submitted plans at a drop-in occasion on Thursday, December 1 from 4pm to 8pm on the John Paul II Centre, Bicester.

A Bicester Village spokesperson mentioned: “We’re delighted to have submitted our plans for the brand new 1.8-hectare St. Edburg’s group park, journey hub and visitor service services, which can enhance the native financial system and ship vital funding for native sports activities services in Bicester .

“Bicester Village wish to thank everybody who took half within the public session on the plans during the last six months.

“We wish to encourage everybody to affix us at our upcoming drop-in occasion to search out out extra in regards to the submitted plans and we stay dedicated to working intently with the local people going ahead.”

Some members of the general public in Bicester are against the plans.

For the final 10 years, Roger Clever, from Bicester, has been a part of the marketing campaign for the Oxford Street Sports activities Floor to stay as an ‘open inexperienced house’.

He mentioned: “The proposal of a brand new multi-storey automobile park provides the distinct indication of 1500 extra car actions on any given day.

“The quantity of vehicular visitors has been proven to have extreme consequence on the passage of native residents, and lots of have encountered lengthy delays when trying to cross the city for primary necessities corresponding to weekly procuring, or social engagements.

“The extra visitors may even enhance the chance of potential air pollution in an space already overused, and in consideration seems a fantastic sacrifice for the local people, and surroundings to undergo, so the non permanent customer will be accommodated.

“The local people have clearly given their help by means of on-line and paper petition for this space to stay as open house for the profit and potential alternative of sport and recreation, which ought to by no means be misplaced.”

Mr Clever has organized a gathering for Wednesday, December 7, the place he has invited the general public to voice their opinions, views, and ask questions in an open format.

Officers have been invited to affix the assembly from Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Bicester City Council.

He has additionally requested if Worth Retail (Bicester Village) would ship illustration.

This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the staff in 2022 as a Fb group reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on discovering tales from numerous communities.

Get in contact with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

Observe him on Twitter: @OxMailMattN1

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