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Kingsmere Gets the Green Light for Phase Two in Bicester

Countryside Properties (Bicester) Limited has received the green light to start phase two at Kingsmere in Bicester. The developer plans to commence the start of infrastructure works early next year to pave the way for the creation of a further 663 new homes and additional community facilities. This number could rise to 709 homes if an Extra Care facility is provided on the site. The consent for these homes will bring the total number at Kingsmere to 2,450. read more…

Foundations Laid For a Flourishing Kingsmere Community

Victoria Prentis MP was on hand to witness the start of construction of the new Kingsmere Community and Youth Centre during a visit to the development on Friday July 14th. The recently re-elected Member of Parliament laid down the first brick, accompanied by the Leader of Cherwell District Council, Cllr Barry Wood and Chair of Policy, Cllr. Richard Mould. read more…

Oxford’s Educational Prestige Continues With New Primary School

‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ schools in Oxfordshire have seen a 25% improvement from their students from 2012 to 2016, with 84% of the county’s pupils attending either Good or Outstanding schools in 2016, according to Ofsted’s annual report. Following suit is St Edburg’s Church of England primary school in Kingsmere, Bicester, recently receiving a rating of ‘Good’ in their latest Ofsted report. read more…

Bicester Homes Offer Priceless Alternative To Pricey Oxford

House prices in Oxford have risen by 72% over the past five years to an average price of £415,000, according to Hometrack. This now puts Oxford within the top 10 of UK’s most expensive cities, and out of the reach of many of those who want to live among the dreaming spires of this ever-popular city. However,just 12 miles from Oxford in Bicester, where the average house price is now £307,142, lies Kingsmere, representing a great opportunity to invest in a new home in a market town which is also showing encouraging price growth. The development offers a wide selection of new homes in a flourishing new community on the edge of Bicester. read more…

Stepping Into The Past With Pavement Art At Kingsmere

Breathing new life into the pavements of Kingsmere, a colourful selection of themed mosaics have transformed the new pathways around the development.  Designed to reflect the history and ecological success of the site, they are a welcome artistic addition to this flourishing new village community. read more…

A Lesson In Health & Safety For St Edburgs At Kingsmere

Pupils at the newly opened St. Edburg’s Church of England Primary School at Kingsmere in Bicester were paid a visit by health and safety professionals from Countryside to help them stay safe as they travel to and from their brand new school, with construction continuing across the development.
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Kingsmere Neighbourhood Centre Plans Submitted

Detailed plans for a new neighbourhood centre have been submitted at Kingsmere, the new village being created on the outskirts of Bicester by Countryside Properties (Bicester) Limited. The neighbourhood centre plans include a multi-use community centre with separate youth centre building and outdoor space, a day nursery, convenience store and four additional retail units. There will also be a community recycling centre and 45 car parking spaces together with separate staff parking and delivery areas.
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It’s A Wrap – Local Primary School Triumphs At Film Festival

Year 3 and 4 pupils from Langford Village Primary School demonstrated how Lego, a good script, and steady camera action provide the winning formula to become Bicester Schools Film Festival 2015 film-makers of the year, picking up awards for Best Overall Animation and Best Overall Film. The films were judged by representatives from the Film Club and the winners were announced at a Gala Award Ceremony at the Vue Cinema in Bicester, after all the entries were screened.
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The Birds are Singing at Kingsmere

Countryside, the developers behind the new Kingsmere development in Bicester has discovered that it’s not just local people flocking to make a home there. The results of a new ecological study of local wildlife activity at the site has revealed that a variety of bird species are nesting at Kingsmere and are even welcoming new family members into the fold.

Conducted by consultant ecologist Jeff Picksley, on behalf of Countryside, the bird breeding survey measured bird activity at the site in April and May. The findings show that the number and types of birds at the development is flourishing. Most notably, two lapwing pairs – a species which is currently in decline – have been spotted, both with young chicks. The lapwings are making the balancing pond at Pingle Brook their home, benefiting from the soft mud which provides an ideal foraging habitat.
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