mode transport planning were appointed by Bicester Motion to provide transport planning services relating to a phased set of planning applications at a former RAF site in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The sites are collectively known as Bicester Motion.

Bicester Motion plans to be the first resort where visitors can become fully immersed in the breadth of our automotive culture. It is a unique 444-acre automotive resort that aims to offer leisure, culture and tourism experiences within one magnificent destination through future electric and autonomous technology.

The overall Bicester Motion masterplan includes:

  • Bicester heritage;
  • brand experience centre;
  • 344 bedroom hotel;
  • 4×4 training centre;
  • home of Motorsport UK
  • the Bicester aerodrome;
  • the new technical site;
  • FAST (Future Automotive Speed and Technology Hub);
  • 141 The Command Works; and the
  • innovation hub.

mode transport planning has assisted with the provision of:

  • access design and offsite junction design;
  • detailed analysis and breakdown of all visitors split across a variety of modes;
  • liaison and meetings with Oxfordshire County Council officers;
  • preparation of a report of a full transport assessment;
  • preparation of a comprehensive travel plan;
  • detailed discussion on S106; and
  • outlining the site’s travel strategy, including the use of sustainable modes.

The application for Bicester Heritage element of the site was approved in September 2017, followed by the Command Works (New Technical Site) in September 2019 and the Hotel in March 2020. Most recently planning approval has been awarded for FAST via Virtual Committee on 16th July 2020.

project summary

Client: Bicester Motion
Location: Oxfordshire
Office: Birmimgham
Status: Approved and Ongoing