Options for a South East Perimeter Road for Bicester



Oxfordshire County Council is consulting on two route options for a South East Perimeter Road in Bicester. The Perimeter Road will support employment and housing growth in the town.

Two route options have been identified to connect from the A41 (north of M40 Junction 9) to Graven Hill:

• Route Option 1: An alignment connecting from the existing Vendee Drive roundabout.

• Route Option 2: An alignment further south of Option 1, closer to the village of Wendlebury.

Both options would connect to a ‘safeguarded’ section, a corridor that has been set aside for a new road, to the south of Graven Hill.

This consultation will help to determine which alignment should be included in Part Two of the Cherwell Local Plan, a decision that needs to be made by Spring/ Summer 2016.

Your views are an important part of the decision-making process and will be considered alongside other factors including archaeological, environmental, and engineering aspects, all of which have a bearing on the feasibility of each option.

Please take time to read through the consultation document below before responding through our online questionnaire. Higher resolution versions of maps and supporting evidence ( A ‘Preliminary ecological appraisal, planning advice and engineering feasibility’ Report, 2015) are also provided below.

For further background information please refer to the Bicester Movement Study (2013), which can be found on Cherwell District Council's website here, with additional technical evidence (October 2014) provided here.

Thank you very much for taking the time to respond.

Find out more at a public exhibition:


Wendlebury, Thursday 12th November 2015, 2.30pm – 8pm

The Lion, Wendlebury Rd, OX25 2PW


Bicester, Friday 13th November 2015, Noon – 7pm

Littlebury Hotel, Kings End, OX26 6DR


Bicester, Saturday 14th November 2015, 10am – 4pm

John Paul II Centre, Webb Court, Causeway, Bicester OX26 6AW


UPDATE: The report detailing the conclusions of the options assessment work has now been published. It sets out the recommendation for a preferred route for a new South East Perimeter Road in Bicester, to be safeguarded through Cherwell Local Plan Part 2. Selection of the preferred route has been informed by this public consultation and associated studies. The report includes a summary of findings from the consultation. To read the report please follow this link:

South East Perimeter Road, Bicester - Conclusion of Options Assessment Work

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    9 Nov 2015 at 15:00
  • Closed
    18 Dec 2015 at 23:59



Contact Name Will Pedley
Contact Email Address will.pedley@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 07766 780558
Contact Postal Address Perimeter Road Bicester

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