With Bicester’s population set to increase significantly by 2031, it is important that there are not just homes to accommodate people, but jobs as well.
Cherwell District Council’s Local Plan identified 138.5 hectares of land across six key sites which were allocated for employment purposes. The provision of the land is intended to support the delivery of 18,500 new jobs and apprenticeship opportunities for the current and future residents of Bicester.
The council’s regular Job Fairs and the Bicester Chamber of Commerce continue to provide jobseekers and businesses with support to ensure new economic investment leading to the successful economic growth of the town and retention of local jobs for local people.
The safeguarding and provision of jobs is vital to the successful growth of Bicester and as such, the Cherwell Local Plan allocated six new sites to accommodate major employment opportunities across a variety of sectors. The combined area equates to 138.5 hectares and offered the potential for 18,500 new jobs to be delivered in Bicester up to 2031.