Decision details

Bicester Garden Town Programme - Market Square Project Business Need and Next Stages

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To set out the business case for the Bicester Market Square enhancement proposals and to seek authorisation to proceed to detailed design and full development





(1)           That the business need for transformational public realm improvements at Bicester Market Square be confirmed.


(2)           That the expenditure (up to a level of £180k) required for consultants to undertake detailed design through to planning permission and consultation with stakeholders be approved and it be noted this will include associated studies on;

-     the relocation of parking and wider impacts of parking within Bicester

-     traffic movement and flows through Market Square and around the Town Centre, including access for existing businesses/users

-     a full design of the Market Square public realm improvement project with full business case for the capital expenditure and future revenue impact from changes to car parking income and any future costs


(3)           That it be noted the governance of the project to monitor and review development of the full business case which will return to Executive for approval prior to delivery of the project.


Reason Key: Significant Expenditure or Savings and effect on communities in two or more wards;

Corporate Priorities : An enterprising economy with strong and vibrant local centres;

Reason No Public Access: No

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Report author: James Wilson

Publication date: 05/09/2023

Date of decision: 04/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 04/09/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 09/09/2023

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