Growing Bicester Partners
The Growing Bicester initiative is being delivered in partnership by Bicester Town Council, Cherwell District Council, Oxfordshire County Council and Bicester Vision.
Each organisation works independently on behalf of the town to manage different areas of responsibility ranging from planning and transport to economic growth and recreational spaces.
The Growing Bicester partners and some of their key areas of responsibility include:
- Bicester Town Council
(public events, open spaces, allotments)
- Bicester Vision
(business support, town promotion, seeking investment)
- Cherwell District Council
(planning & development, economic growth, leisure)
- Oxfordshire County Council
(transport & highways, education, social & health care)
All of the Growing Bicester partners work on behalf of the town to protect its residents and businesses; preserve its character and history and promote opportunities for growth and investment.
Click below to find out more about each partner.
Bicester Town Council is involved in many aspects of town life. Its councillors and Chief Officer represent the views of local residents about the developments happening in Bicester to other councillors and decision makers at district and county councils.
Cherwell District Council holds overall responsibility for the development happening in Bicester. The council is working with developers to plan and deliver the new housing developments, employment centres and new town centre, including the new community building which will house the council’s Bicester offices. It is also responsible for providing the new Sports Village which will provide leisure and sports facilities for the town.
As Bicester grows, the county council is responsible for the transport strategy for Bicester; planning and delivering a transport network in conjunction with other transport providers which will support Bicester’s growth. We are also responsible for the new, state of the art library that is being built in the town centre, ensuring that there are enough school places for local children, and planning and providing other services to care for, support and keep people safe.