January 31, 2023


Creating Possibilities

Next round of consultations coming up for controversial proposal from Bicester Village

A important designer outlet centre is holding one more spherical of community consultations for plans to build a public environmentally friendly room and a substantial automobile park on a beloved sports ground.

Benefit Retail, who have Bicester Village, will be keeping its 2nd round of public consultations on Thursday, Oct 6 from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday, Oct 8 from 10am to 1pm at the John Paul II Centre in Bicester.  

The consultations will make it possible for customers of the community to share their sights on Value Retail’s plans to produce the new park and the additional auto park.

Equally of which will be created on Oxford Street Athletics Ground, land that Price Retail bought in 2018.  

Read extra: Community invited to comment on strategies for new park

The park, named ‘St Edburg’s Park’, will get up around 2.7 hectares of the proposed development web page, to the north of the village, with the rest of the house becoming used for the 1000-house automobile park and bicycle hub – which will be constructed adjacent to Pingle Generate.

Group Relations Director at Bicester Village Miranda Markham stated: “Our purpose with the consultations is to achieve all people.

“We truly would urge folks to appear and see the options, it will be the greatest park in Bicester, and absolutely everyone demands to have their viewpoint heard.

“The next round is vital simply because we have listened to the remarks from the very first spherical and now, we can share the modifications we have produced in response.

Talking on the various elements of the advancement, Mrs Markham included: “The prepared automobile park is incredibly vital for the village’s business long run, remaining that we are a important vacationer vacation spot in the town, county and nation.

“But the real emphasis of our proposal is the general public park. The eco-friendly house aspect is pretty essential to the people of Bicester.”

On the other hand, a variety of folks from the town are opposed to the new ideas, arguing that the park is merely a skinny veil for a massive car or truck park.

Callum Vinall, 28, said: “Bicester Village have only attached a public park to their principal prepare to make a huge automobile park thinking that would suffice.

“The land has been used for sport for in excess of 100 a long time, it is a important piece of land for the individuals of Bicester.

“It’s been utilized for fayres, carnivals, charity situations, sporting occasions, and tons of other neighborhood occasions.

“Public consultations are just box ticking exercise routines, it would be a shame to have a multi-storey auto park on this land.

Mr Vinall and others also shared considerations the proposal could crank out an improved quantity of traffic near Middleton Stoney Road roundabout, and consequently a lot more congestion.

Nonetheless, the Bicester Village general public consultations internet site states it will be upgrading the capacity of the present roundabout to protect against local congestion along Oxford Road.  


This tale was prepared by Matthew Norman, he joined the group in 2022 as a Fb local community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on obtaining stories from assorted communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: [email protected] isles

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