BREAKING: Primark store set for Banbury Gateway

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Revised plans for the Banbury Gateway development which will include a Primark store have been approved by Cherwell District Council.

At a special meeting at Bodicote House yesterday (Thursday), councillors approved further amendments to the retail park on Acorn Way which included reducing food establishment units from three to two under a canopy and reducing car parking from 623 to 591 spaces.

Councillor Michael Gibbard, lead member for planning, said: “Banbury Gateway is set to benefit the town as a whole. We recognised this with the original application and have now confirmed it again by agreeing this revised proposal.

“With the addition of another flagship store to the development and no change in the scheme’s footprint, Banbury Gateway will create hundreds of new employment opportunities for residents.”

Further amendments at the meeting including minor revisions in the ground floor footprint of units nine and ten, and redistributing floorspace to create a new unit next to unit 14.

Banbury Gateway was approved back in December 2012, with amendments approved in May and October. The development will comprise 14 shops and two restaurants, with High Street retailers M&S and Next already confirmed.