Bicester Masterplan

August 2012

Consultants, WYG, appointed by Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council have prepared a Masterplan for Bicester which is currently out to consultation with the Cherwell Local Plan until 10 October 2012.

The role of the Masterplan is to:

  • provide a clear spatial vision for the town;
  • set a framework for the development of the town;
  • ensure opportunities for growth secure a stronger economy.

The Masterplan also focusses on long term strategic objectives that guide the development of the town as follows:

  • to deliver sustainable growth for the area through new job opportunities and a growing population;
  • establish a desirable employment location that supports local distinctiveness and economic growth;
  • create a sustainable community with a comprehensive range of social, health, sports and community functions;
  • achieve a vibrant and attractive town centre with a full range of retail, community and leisure facilities;
  • to become an exemplar ‘eco-town’, building upon Eco Bicester – One Shared Vision;
  • to conserve and enhance the town’s natural environment for its intrinsic value; the services it provides, the well-being and enjoyment of people; and the economic prosperity that it brings;
  • a safe and caring community set within attractive landscaped spaces;
  • establish business and community networks to promote the town and the eco development principles; and,
  • a continuing destination for international visitors to Bicester Village and other tourist destinations in the area.

For further information and to view and comment on the Masterplan, please select the Bicester Masterplan link.