'Kingsmere' a new community in South West Bicester, Oxfordshire will include 1,585 new homes and a wide range of community facilities on a 287 acre site.
A high quality sustainable urban extension to Bicester will be created. It will provide much needed new housing of all types and tenures, educational facilities including a new secondary school, together with 40 acres of land for sports pitches and playing fields, and other community facilities incorporated in a new neighbourhood centre.
A 'health village' with the capacity to provide for a GP surgery, medical centre, community hospital and nursing home has also been included in the masterplan. The health village will be developed by Medical Centre Developments Ltd.
Education facilities will be strengthened with a new primary school and land has been reserved for a new secondary school.
To support the new homes a new village centre will include shops, a community centre, a pub/restaurant and a day nursery. In addition to this the proposals include a new hotel and business/employment space suitable for local and regional employers.
30% of the new homes will be affordable properties available through housing partners, Bromford Housing Group and Paradigm Housing Group. A new landscape-led south-west bypass will also be created to help relieve congestion to the local area. A formal Design Code has been formulated and approved for Kingsmere which sets out a technical specification for the urban design of the development.
Infrastructure works are well underway with the first phase of housebuilding planned to commence in the late 2010. For more information visit: www.kingsmere-bicester.com
Information correct as at 24/09/2010