ANOTHER planning application has been submitted for the long-delayed project to build a new shopping centre in Botley.

Savills - which is working with developer Mace on the West Way project - says the application is needed to ‘make a number of minor material amendments’ to the scheme.

Mace revealed its full plans last month to re-house several of the existing stores including Tesco and Lloyd's Pharmacy on the site in temporary homes while the work takes place.

The new application includes alterations to the position and layout of windows, changes to the design of balconies and minor changes to floor levels to enable the new plan to be put in place.

Access to the car park has also been changed and drivers will now be able to reach the upper level directly from Church Way.

Work has been stalled on the multi-million revamp since it was first given planning permission more than a 18 months ago.

Problems with site access and how exactly the work would take place led to a second planning application being given permission in October.

During the delays many of the original shops have moved out, leaving empty units and residents complaining about losing services.

The project aims to bulldoze the existing shopping centre and replace it with new shops, a hotel and student accommodation.

The new application has been registered by the Vale of White Horse District Council and will be decided by the end of January.