Decision details

Bicester Eco- town

Decision Maker: Oxfordshire Local Environment Partnership

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Mr Andrew Bowe, Implementation Officer at Cherwell District Council gave a presentation on the development of the Bicester Eco-Town and examples of best practice in the project.


He explained the development of the long term vision for the new and existing parts of Bicester and the multi-agency work to promote a project covering much more than just new housing. Demonstration projects for retrofitting existing buildings, the re-use centre, and community events helped promote sustainable choices. Work with developers to design zero-carbon housing (Code level 6) was on-going and planning permission for the north-west of the site was in place. The cost of a house should be close to normal market values and have lower running costs.


The partnership noted the presentation and the work on developing the eco-town.

Publication date: 09/07/2013

Date of decision: 28/06/2013

Decided at meeting: 28/06/2013 - Oxfordshire Local Environment Partnership

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