Planning consent granted at Appeal for brownfield site in Bicester
OSP were delighted to receive notification from the Planning Inspectorate that planning permission has been granted or the erection of 70 dwellings (21 affordable) at a former industrial premises on the edge of Bicester. The development will provide much needed new homes on a sustainable, brown field site within easy walking distance of the town centre facilities and railway station.
The layout was designed to provide a strong active frontage to Bessemer Close with a building of apartments at the junction of Bessemer Close and Launton Road to turn the corner and provide a landmark frontage. Within the site, houses are arranged around a central green space providing communal amenity and play space. The development will have a strong identity making a positive contribution to the urban townscape within this part of Bicester.
OSP prepared an outline planning application for the site for Vanderbilt Homes with landscape being the only matter reserved for future approval. Whilst the application was refused by Cherwell District Council in February 2016 after a hearing, in February 2017, the Planning Inspectorate granted permission.
OSP would like to extend its congratulations to Vanderbilt and the rest of the development team.