Bicester’s expansion plans will be put on display to the Government’s Housing Minister when MP Mark Prisk makes a special visit to the town next week.
Cherwell District Council has accepted an invitation to host a visit by Mr Prisk on June 17, providing an opportunity to showcase the planned growth of the town.
It is Mr Prisk’s third visit to the town, and his second since his appointment as Housing Minister. His last visit was in April 2012 while holding the title of Minister of State for Business and Enterprise.
Cllr Barry Wood, leader of Cherwell District Council, said: “We are delighted to accept Mr Prisk’s invitation to visit the town and are looking forward to showing him how the development process has moved on since his visit last year.
“This is an exciting time for Bicester with the planned eco-development, sports village and town centre regeneration all featuring heavily in the expansion plans. As well as providing extensive housing and employment opportunities, these projects will also enable us to demonstrate our innovative approach to delivering developments through pioneering schemes such as the Build! project.”
Mr Prisk will arrive at the John Paul II Centre in Causeway, Bicester at 10am. The first hour of the session will be spent meeting representatives involved in the growth of Bicester. This will be followed by a short session with local councillors and Bicester MP Sir Tony Baldry to discuss project delivery before Mr Prisk leaves at 11.30am.