Bicester has transformed itself from a quiet market town, tucked away in rural Oxfordshire, to being recognised as a town spearheading managed growth, sustainability and innovation.
Bicester was designated the UK’s first Garden Town in December 2014. The Garden Town is shaped by Bicester’s attractive greenery and facilities, and by its people, heritage and the natural environment.
Garden Town status brings Government funding to carry out studies to enable the town’s managed growth. These studies support bids to fund the delivery of infrastructure and improvements, allowing for the expansion of Bicester and creating a balanced, progressive town.
Garden Town status and funding enables the community of Bicester to get actively involved in shaping their town, defining its vision and offering fresh promise for its future. For local people, Bicester’s sense of community is one of its most important characteristics, along with attractive town centre facilities and access to beautiful countryside.
Find out more in the Bicester Garden Town prospectus.