Barton Park

Barton Park is a new mixed-use residential neighbourhood on the north eastern edge of Oxford. The development is a partnership between Grosvenor Development Limited and Oxford City Council.  The location is difficult for transport in the sense of being on fields the other side of the busy A40 dual carriageway that runs around Oxford, severing it from the town. A large new entrance onto the dual carriageway is planned and potentially a bridge over the road to take pedestrians, cyclists and buses into Oxford. However this is expensive and appears badly delayed. The fields are not close to a railway station or rapid transit. The masterplan for the area is nonetheless ambitious and promises an ‘integrated and vibrant new community that will help stimulate regeneration in the adjoining neighbourhoods’. The reserved matters application submission, comprising the A40 junction, primary street, linear park, greenways and associated attenuation features, represents the first step in delivering the vision for Barton Park.