Planning permission has been granted for the second phase of the Farrell-masterplanned eco-town at North West Bicester
The scheme for A2Dominion includes 2,600 homes on 1.5 million m² of land.
Construction has already begun on the first phase of the development – 91 homes designed by Farrells with PRP Architects providing construction drawings.
The eco-town will eventually provide 6,000 homes, green space, a nature reserve, burial ground, secondary school, business and commercial space, and onsite electricity generation.
Gary Young, partner at Farrells said: ‘This decision has come at an important time, when housing is high on both the government’s and the public’s agenda. With planning awarded for the next phase, NW Bicester masterplan will deliver much needed new true zero carbon homes.
‘The Farrell Review argued for design quality being a much higher priority within government, and along with NW Bicester housing being cited as an exemplar in the Starter Homes initiative, the planning approval is confirmation that we can raise the design standard of new-build homes as well as the expectations of those who buy and live in them. NW Bicester is a truly pioneering development which promotes healthy living as the UK’s first truly zero carbon community, with 40 per cent of the land set aside for green infrastructure and provision for local food growing including allotments and a community farm.’