Welcome to Bicester in beautiful Oxfordshire. The future of this historic town is bright, with a happy and healthy community, a reawakened town centre, and many exemplar, sustainable homes. There are excellent opportunities for employment and there is investment in every aspect of infrastructure, from schools and ‘green’ spaces to roads and cycleways.
Bicester has ambitious plans for growth; by 2031, more than 10,000 new homes will be built increasing the town’s population significantly as set out in the Cherwell Local Plan 2011-31. In addition to this housing growth, new employment land (138ha 341 acres) will also be developed to create around 18,500 new jobs.
One place, a whole town
Fundamental to the growth of Bicester is the shared concept of Bicester as one place, a whole town. This approach means that new developments and improvements to the existing town are planned and delivered in an inclusive, integrated and sustainable way.
The Bicester Strategic Delivery Board was set up in 2010 to support this concept and to guide the growth of the town and brings together town, district and county councils alongside Government and business interests.