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Government needs more time to rule on Bicester Village and Tesco scheme
11:10am Tuesday 5th February 2013 in News
Government officials say they need more time to consider whether a public inquiry should be held into controversial plans to move a Tesco store and expand Bicester Village.
Plans to build a new Tesco and expand Bicester Village into the supermarket’s former site in Pingle Drive were approved by Cherwell district councillors last month.
But because the Tesco planning application is against planning policy the decision was referred to the Government.
Such decisions are normally made within 28 days, but the National Planning Casework Unit has told the council it needs more time to consider the case.