Tescos and new road layout plans

At the highly successful residents association meeting last week (29/01/2015) a few questions have been asked about the Tesco store move, park & ride and the new road layout. Fiona did some digging and found both the layouts for the new Tesco Extra store (showing the size of the store and the carpark) and a detailed diagram of the road layout changes. (Click the images for a full size view)




The road layout above shows the new donut roundabout, and the tesco entrance, it also shows how the Bicester Village traffic will be channeled into the village hopfully bringing an end to the tailbacks at that roundabout.



From the Tesco layout above you can see the new roundabout (also shown on the road layout) and the size of the parking and store.



Self build on Kingsmere

Down in the corner of Kingsmere at the end of Middleton Stoney Road is a new Close. Newton Close, is currently fenced off from the rest of Kingsmere but it has been designated for 21 self-build shared ownership homes. They are part of the BUILD! project – an alternative source of affordable housing across Cherwell district.

If you know someone with practical skills who would love to live on Kingsmere, pass them the source link below, but be quick as the plots won’t last long.

There are five options for would be self builders to select from:

  • Beginner – with this option, you will work on a property that just requires decorating and the outside area landscaping
  • Intermediate – requires you to add all of the fittings and  fixtures* as well as decorating, you will also be responsible for finishing the walls, floors and ceilings, as well as putting in internal doors and landscaping the external areas
  • Self-finish – as with intermediate, but you will also need to install the kitchen and bathroom
  • Watertight shell – with this option you will get to work on a building that has been completed up to the point where it is watertight.  All internal structures, such as partition walls, will need to be added as well as the plumbing and wiring*  You will also need to complete the self-finish aspects (see above)
  • Serviced plot – This is the most challenging option within the project.  As a prospective buyer you will work get to work on a plot of land, to which all services are supplied up to the boundary (electricity, gas, sewerage, roads etc).

*Gas and electrical installations need to be undertaken by a certified trade contractor not directly by the self-builder.

Source: Cherwell

Kingsmere phase 2 planning applications submitted

Plans for the second phase of Kingsmere have now been submitted for planning approval.

The phase two applications includes the following:

  • 700 more homes (Taking the development to 2450 homes in total)
  • A public square
  • A small convenience store
  • A youth sports pitch
  • A second primary school
  • Community allotments


For the full story, follow the source link below.

Source: countryside-properties

Kingsmere primary school approved

The first primary school for Kingsmere has been approved. The new building will infact be replacing the existing St Edburg’s School in Cemetery Road and creating the updated school with 450 places.


The designs, as shown above, look very modern and should fit in with the Kingsmere style well. For more information and the full story, please follow the source link below.


Source: Bicesteradvertiser