Chance to comment on facilities for estate

Plans for the Longford Park development which is currently under construction.
Plans for the Longford Park development which is currently under construction.

Banbury residents are being invited to have their say on proposals to create a range of new community and recreational facilities at the Longford Park housing development in Oxford Road.

Outline planning permission for the 1,000-home scheme was granted in September 2009 and the first phase of residential development is currently under construction off Bankside and the A4260 Oxford Road, on the south-eastern fringes of Banbury.

The site is being developed by Taylor Wimpey, Bovis Homes and Barratt Homes.

The scheme makes provision for community facilities, recreation areas and public open spaces and the developers are bringing forward detailed proposals for a new community park, community centre and sports pavilion at a public exhibition on Tuesday.

Andy Cattermole, senior planner for Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire said: “We are very keen to ensure local people are given the opportunity to have their say on our emerging proposals for a range of new community and recreation facilities at Longford Park. By coming along to our public exhibition local residents, businesses, community groups and other stakeholders can find out more about our initial plans before a planning application is finalised for submission.

“The feedback we receive will help us to shape our designs and ensure that the new facilities meet the needs and aspirations of the local community.”

As well as giving people the opportunity to comment on the facilities, the exhibition will also offer the chance to look at submitted plans for the second phase of residential development at Longford Park for 189 homes.

Residents can visit the public exhibition at Banbury Cricket Club, The Pavilion, White Post Road, Bodicote, on Tuesday, July 15 from 3pm-7.30pm to have their say on how they think the community facilities should look and suggest the amenities they would like to see provided.

Feedback will be analysed before a reserved matters planning application is submitted to Cherwell District Council.

Those unable to attend the public exhibition can access all material and submit their comments online at from Tuesday.