The government has given its backing to Cherwell Council's plans to create a garden city in the north west of Bicester.
It follows the abandonment of the previous Government's eco-towns policy. Britain has two garden cities - Welwyn and Letchworth.
Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry asked communities minister Greg Clark about it in the House of Commons this afternoon.
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