A US firm looking to build a multi-million pound indoor water park in a village near Bicester has submitted its planning application to Cherwell District Council.

American company Great Wolf Resorts (GWR) has drawn up proposals to build a resort designed to be an affordable and fun-filled destination that families can enjoy.

It would be called Great Wolf Lodge and sit on an18.6-hectare site, partly on land at Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa next to the M40, meaning nine of the current 18 holes would go.

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Designs include plans for an entertainment centre, rope course, climbing wall, miniature golf, and bowling.

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There would also be a 498-room hotel as well as a new public parkland including nature trails to provide an outdoor experience.

After its first exhibition in Bicester, people were most concerned about the impact on traffic it may have.

GWR then held a second exhibition in both Bicester and Chesterton highlighting that brown signposts will be erected directing visitors via different routes to minimise traffic flow through Chesterton.

But residents were still not happy with the plans saying the facility will ‘decimate’ the village and cars will still rat-run through.

A residents action group has set up a campaign called ‘Keep the Wolf from the Door’ calling on planners to refuse proposals.

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One resident who objects, Bernard Smith, said: “This project is unwanted and totally unnecessary for this locality. Planning permission must be withheld on behalf of local residents by our local authority, anything less will be a betrayal of local voters.”

It has received 11 letters of objection from residents.

Following the consultations, a spokesperson for Great Wolf Resorts said: "We would like to thank everyone who engaged with us on this endeavour, and as a result we have modified the proposals in terms of the architectural and landscaping, the inclusion of day passes for visitors (with discounted local rates), and revised the guest and servicing transport routing strategy."