North West Bicester 'eco town' street names wanted

An artist's impression of how North West Bicester might look
Image caption Suggestions for street names at the development include Peppermint Crescent

An Oxfordshire council is asking the public to submit ideas for street names for a new "eco-town".

Cherwell District Council said fruit, vegetables and herbs had been chosen as the theme for the streets at North West Bicester, an extension to Bicester.

The development is set to include 5,000 houses, which will be built over the next 20 years.

Planning for the first phase of the town is complete and will provide 393 homes by 2017.

Developers A2Dominion will also create a new primary school, shops, offices, a business centre and parks in the first phase.

Suggestions for street names at North West Bicester include Peppermint Crescent, Pippin Orchard and Maris Piper Grove.

Louise Caves, from A2Dominion, said: "Part of the ambition for North West Bicester is that people will grow their own food using the community allotments and by accessing the communal herb boxes located in the streets.

"Each new resident at NW Bicester will also have a fruit tree planted in their garden."

The closing date for street name ideas is 23 November.

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