North West Bicester

The North West Bicester Masterplan, in total, will encompass up to 6,000 highly energy-efficient new homes.

The Masterplan also includes provision for 40% green space incorporating a nature reserve, country park, burial ground, secondary school, business and commercial space, onsite energy generation and a range of community and recreational facilities.

In addition, business and employment opportunities, together with a key infrastructure to enable strong connections to existing Bicester through a strategic road, cycleways, footpaths and public transport links, are also an integral part of the scheme.

Working alongside the wider project team and County Council, the Development Economics team prepared a series of scenario based population forecasts which sought to establish the likely future demographic profile of North West Bicester, and the wider Bicester Town, throughout construction and beyond to 2050. The purpose of this exercise was to inform the type, quantum and timing of associated community, and employment facilities required to support the Development.

Project Details

  • Planned under eco-town principles, the scheme is the country’s only true zero carbon development
  • Up to 6,000 highly energy-efficient new homes
  • Provision for 40% green space
  • A range of communityand recreational facilities

Now supported as a Garden City, Bicester is an exciting opportunity to deliver a viable and sustainable new community, which assimilates with the existing town and other planned growth to deliver an exemplar scheme, showcasing the best examples of sustainable development.