The approved proposals include the redevelopment and reprovision of the existing sports pavilion, a 3G junior pitch with flood lighting, the relocation of an adult turf sports pitch and the creation of a natural junior turf pitch adjoining the new community hub. The approved plans also include a multi-use games area, car parking, new fencing and pedestrian and vehicle access.
Following the decision, Alex Robinson, Project Director at Grosvenor, speaking on behalf of the Barton LLP, said: “We welcome Oxford City Council’s decision in granting planning consent for the sports and community facilities at Barton Park. Our project team has collaborated closely with local groups and the Council to ensure the new scheme will provide sufficient community and sports facilities to serve both the existing and future Barton community.
“The decision marks an important and exciting step forward for the area’s wider regeneration, following the success of last month’s planning application to build the first phase of residential homes at Barton Park.”
Barton Park is located to the north east of Oxford and close to the A40, with excellent links to Oxford city centre which is just a 20 minute cycle ride away and within close access of the new Oxford Parkway railway station, which has direct services to London Marylebone.
Key features of the recently-named ‘NHS Healthy New Town’ include 885 new homes, as well as a new primary school, food convenience store, two children’s play areas, communal gardens and allotments and a new junction onto the A40. A brand new community hub is planned, incorporating a new primary school and the newly approved sports facilities.
A new linear park introduces a landscaped green space alongside Bayswater Brook, including ponds with platforms, bridges, a boardwalk through existing trees on the site, and a jogging trail with fitness stations.
The first phase of 237 homes at Barton Park will be built by Hill Residential, who is expected to begin on site later this year. 40% of the homes will be designated affordable.
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