Longford Park roads won’t be adopted until mid-to-late 2025


The consortium says they are working on the remaining roads and sewers so that they can be adopted asap

The roads, drains and country park at Longford Park in Bodicote still haven’t been adopted by our local councils and Thames Water.   They remain the responsibility of the consortium of developers who built the estate.   Its ten years since construction on the site began.

The Longford Park Consortium hope control of the country park will be handed over by this summer, but the adoption of the roads and sewers is unlikely to be finalised until mid-to-late 2025.

Last year the Longford Park Consortium resurfaced the main spine road through the estate, following a number of comments from residents, but this and other roads are yet to be adopted by Oxfordshire County Council.

A local resident told Banbury FM they had contacted the County Council about large potholes around a metal cover in the road, but were told repairs remain the responsibility of the house builder.

A spokesperson from the Longford Park Consortium said: “We apologise for the time it is taking to complete Longford Park but we are working hard to complete everything as quickly as we can.

“The sports pavilion has now been adopted by Cherwell District Council and we are working on the remaining roads and sewers so that they can be adopted as soon as possible. Once complete, there will be a 12-month maintenance period before they are adopted by Thames Water and Oxfordshire County Council, and we currently expect all road adoptions and sewers to be finalised by mid-late 2025.

“The country park is open to the public and we are just awaiting final comments from Cherwell District Council before it is handed over. The play areas are also having final inspections and, together with the country park, both are due to be handed over by the summer.”

The Longford Park consortium comprises Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Homes and the Vistry Group.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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