Key Dates

North West Bicester will be developed in timed phases over a planned 20 year period. Here’s a timeline of what’s happened to date and what you can expect over the next few years:

July 2009

North West Bicester announced as one of the Government’s four designated eco-town developments

July 2012

Elmsbrook granted planning approval by Cherwell District Council

Winter 2013

Public consultation on the Masterplan

Spring 2014

Preconstruction works begin

Summer 2014

Masterplan update exhibition

Autumn 2014

Masterplan outline planning applications for 3,500 homes submitted to Cherwell District Council

Winter 2014

First timber frames arrive on site

Winter 2015/6

First residents likely to move into Elmsbrook


Elmsbrook expected to be completed

2018 onwards

More phases of Masterplan completed