Dorchester Living’s plans for 1,175 new homes at Heyford Park go before councillors on Wednesday (November 5) with a recommendation for approval.

The proposed scheme, drawn up by Pegasus, includes extensive space for film production.

Cherwell District Council planning committee will consider the hybrid application to develop 457.4-hectares at the former RAF and USAF base near Bicester for the homes which will have an affordable allocation of 30 per cent. Sixty of the homes will be for care purposes.

The development also proposes:

  • 11.1 hectares is set aside for Creative City, an area of potential high-tech employment based on film industry production and a further 2.3 hectares for further employment uses.
  • A secondary school
  • An energy building
  • Leisure retail and community uses.

The application includes a number of changes of use of existing buildings along with 76.6 hectares of land to be used for filming activity.

Dorchester Living has already built more than 700 of 1,075 homes which were consented in 2011.

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