The KRA are very disappointed to hear the proposed retail park to include M&S and Next is to be refused planning permission at the Planning Meeting this Thursday 6 August. Given the strong support for it that everyone showed on the post of the 5th July we urge you to send an email to the Council Leaders, Town Councillors and Planning Officers in support of the Retail Park.

Download the statement: CPG BICESTER Committee press release_Final_030815

We have drafted the following that you can copy and paste into emails and send to the emails listed below;

Dear Council Leader, Councillors and planning officers

As a Kingsmere resident I am very disappointed to hear the planning application for the Bicester Gateway/Oxford Road Retail Development is being recommended for refusal.

I completely support the development, am disappointed you have not consulted us as the nearest neighbours and do not agree with some of your concerns about the location of the site and the impact on traffic.

I implore you to approve the development to avoid running the risk of losing such important mainstream (i.e. not designer) retailers to the Town in terms of the economy and employment.;;;;;;;

Kingsmere residents association formation meeting

Dear Kingsmere Resident,
A group of Kingsmere residents are close to forming a Residents’ Association and are inviting you to get involved.

The formation meeting/First Annual General Meeting will be held on:
Wednesday 14 May 2014 from 7pm in the Conference Room at John Paul II Centre, Henley House, The Causeway Bicester OX26 6AW.

where we will be forming the committee and finalising the Constitution.
Information about potential Committee roles along with a draft Constitution are available for review on under the document section on this site –

This information will also be available from the Taylor Wimpey and Bovis sales offices based on the Kingsmere site.
If you want to know more about the Kingsmere Residents’ Association, would like to attend the meeting, or you are interested in one of the committee roles, then please email – for more information. The residents involved so far are a friendly bunch, and welcome your interest.
The KRA Steering Group