Have your say on the proposed A4095/B4100 roundabout improvements in Bicester

Residents of rapidly growing Bicester are invited to view an online exhibition on a road improvement scheme in the north of the town in a consultation which opens on Friday 19 March.

The A4095/B4100 Banbury Road roundabout is one of the key junctions along the western ring road. Oxfordshire County Council is considering three design options to improve the roundabout.

Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “The proposals for the roundabout improvements will offer real improvements for the quality of life of those who live and work in the Bicester area.

“The proposed work means that new housing and areas of employment have the right supporting infrastructure. I welcome residents to visit the online exhibition and to offer their views.”

Councillor Lynn Pratt, Cherwell District Council’s lead member for Economy, Regeneration and Property, said: “A key part of living in a garden town is feeling a part of the community and being offered a say in how it develops. As Bicester grows, it is clear infrastructure improvements are needed, but it’s crucial we offer residents the chance to air their views to make sure the right decisions are made.”

Enhancing access to the transport network and making it easier for people to travel between homes and jobs is critical in accelerating and accommodating future growth in Bicester in a sustainable way. It is also identified as a garden town, setting out strong ambitions for Bicester to support both new and existing residents and communities.

To address the planned developments in Bicester, there are various infrastructure projects planned to be delivered by March 2023 or earlier to support economic and housing growth.

Oxfordshire County Council wants to ensure everyone’s views are taken onboard when deciding which design should be taken forward when the planning application is submitted in late spring this year.

An online public exhibition to share design proposals for the Banbury Road roundabout improvements will be open from Friday 19 March - Friday 9 April.

The exhibition will offer an opportunity to find out more information about the proposals, provide feedback and put questions to the project team by email and phone. The virtual exhibition can be accessed from Friday 19 March by visiting the county council’s website.

Residents who cannot attend the online public exhibition and would like more information can contact the council by emailing Humzah Mir at Humzah.Mir@Oxfordshire.gov.uk or calling 01865 792422.