Plans for 41 retirement flats in Bicester go before councillors on Thursday (January 11) with a recommendation for approval.

Churchill Retirement Living has already won approval on appeal for 38 retirement homes on a 0.25-hectare site on the corner of St John’s Street and Queens Avenue, previously occupied by four houses, but now wants to add three more homes within the roof area of the approved scheme.

Cherwell District Council’s planning committee has been recommended to approve the scheme which will have a 30 per cent proportion of affordable homes.

The flats will be for people aged 60 or over with a spouse aged 55 or over. The scheme was planned and designed by Planning Issues.

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