Marks and Spencer food hall part of Chippy expansion plan

Artists impression of the Parker Knoll development in Chipping Norton NNL-161011-095125001
Artists impression of the Parker Knoll development in Chipping Norton NNL-161011-095125001

The creation of jobs, new units and a Marks and Spencer food hall are among the proposals for the redevelopment of the Parker Knoll site in Chipping Norton.

A public consultation event on the proposals to redevelop part of London Road site, will be held on Wednesday, November 16 at the Crown and Cushion Hotel on Chipping Norton High Street. The event will run between 1pm and 8pm, and is open to all.

Simons Group is proposing to a £4m redevelopment of the northern part of the former Parker Knoll factory site to include a small scale Marks and Spencer Foodhall, along with three other shop units, and three apartments.

Simons Group’s plans for the site could create over 50 new jobs.

Graeme Cosgrove, group director of development at Simons Group said: “We’re very excited to be bringing forward plans to build a Marks and Spencer Foodhall, alongside three other small shops, to the northern part of the old Parker Knoll factory site in Chipping Norton.

“Our plans will create around 50 new jobs, give local people another reason to shop in Chipping Norton, and boost the local economy.

“To ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to look over our plans and offer us their feedback, we’re running a public consultation event on the Wednesday 16 November at the Crown and Cushion Hotel on Chipping Norton High Street, and I look forward to meeting local people and sharing our proposals with them.”

In addition to the consultation event, thousands of leaflets will be distributed across Chipping Norton, and the plans will be made available at www.parkerknollregeneration.com.

McCarthy and Stone will consult separately on its plans for the southern portion of the site in the coming weeks and a separate notification will be issued shortly to the local community about this additional consultation event.