NEW plans for Botley’s West Way shopping centre could go on display to the public as early as October.

A recently-formed Community Liaison Group (CLG) settled on an amended timeline earlier this month, which could see a planning application submitted in November.

A public exhibition of the plans in October will give residents a first glimpse of Mace’s second attempt at a scheme for the centre.

The group first met in June and is made up of councillors, community associations, representatives from Mace and the Vale of White Horse District Council, local schools and churches.

It was decided at the group’s July meeting that a community centre workshop would take place next month, with.

The event would involve people in the area putting forward ideas on what their community centre should be and how it should be run.

In December last year the council’s planning committee rejected a £100m scheme to flatten Elms Parade and Field House sheltered housing to build a supermarket, hotel, gym, cinema, 50 flats and 525 student rooms.

Developers Mace and Doric withdrew their appeal earlier this year in order to work with the community to come up with amended plans.

Initial design proposals will be shown to the CLG at the end of September before being put to members of the public the following month.

Meanwhile, a supplementary planning document is being drawn up for the council to. This will create a planning policy for the West Way area, which Mace will adhere to in its fresh proposals.

The public will be consulted on the contents of that framework between August 21 and September 25.