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01/12/2017

Appeal: ‘Burdensome’ obligations relaxed for next phase of Bicester 'eco-town'

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Plans to develop 14 hectares of land in Oxfordshire as part of the Bicester 'eco-town' project will go ahead with partially relaxed planning obligations, after an inspector agreed that they were too 'burdensome'.

The proposal is part of NW Bicester, a government-backed masterplan to extend the town of Bicester onto agricultural land to the north west through zero-carbon "eco-development". It was one of four "eco-towns" originally approved by the government in 2008, and is the only one that will be built to that standard.

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