Have your say on an eco development

Developers want your opinion on plans for a zero-carbon community in Oxfordshire.

People who live in and around Bicester are being asked to give their views on the NW Bicester Eco development as the next phase of public consultation gets under way this month.

You can comment online for 21 days by clicking here and Heart's been told there might be opportunities to talk to planners about the scheme in person later this month.

The planning application is asking for permission to build nearly 400 homes, an energy centre, a nursery, a community centre, shops, offices, a pub and a primary school.
Councillor Norman Bolster, Cherwell's portfolio holder for economic development and estates said:

"This application will hopefully attract a lot of interest from Bicester people. There is now a rigorous appraisal phase which will take many weeks to complete. I very much encourage Bicester residents to send their views to the Council."

Ian Inshaw, Chairman of P3Eco Bicester, which is facilitating the development, said,

“We are thrilled and relieved that the planning application has been submitted, on time.  There has been a tremendous amount of work from everyone involved in this exciting project.  We also hope that we have reflected the views of the local community in this application following our extensive periods of public consultation in Bicester.  We are really looking forward to getting the Exemplar phase started and delivering real benefits to the residents of Bicester and the surrounding communities.”