New Bicester Office Park receives outline approval


A major office development north of Bicester has secured outline planning approval from Cherwell District Council.

Scenic Land Developments Ltd has secured planning approval for a 60,000 sq metre office park on a 13 hectare site close to the existing Tesco superstore adjacent to the A41 in Bicester.

The application proposes up to 60,000 sqm of Class B1 development to include mostly three and four storey office development but with potentially up to 15,000 sqm of research and development floorspace. The proposed development would be accessed via the existing stubs off the two roundabouts on Lakeview Drive. The application also proposes associated infrastructure, highway works, car parking, landscaping and earthworks.

The development is expected to generate somewhere between 2600 and 4000 jobs.

Bicester’s population set to almost double by 2031, according to Cherwell District Council.

Cherwell District Council’s Local Plan has identified 138.5 hectares of land across six key sites which are 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.