The Northern Gateway site was proposed by Oxford City Council in the emerging Core Strategy in 2007 and adopted in 2011
An Area Action Plan (AAP)was prepared by the City Council and adopted by them in 2015 following an examination by an independent planning inspector
The AAP outlines the development for the site and specifies what the masterplan should contain.
Oxford City Council granted Thomas White Oxford planning approval for outline consent for the overall 64-acre masterplan to provide 4,500 new jobs across circa 936,500 sq ft (87,000 sq m) of laboratories and offices, 480 new housing for circa 1,500 people, of which a minimum of 35%, the equivalent of 168, will be affordable homes, small shops, bars and restaurants, hotel, circa 23 acres of open spaces including three new parks, and significant investment into the walking, cycling, bus and highway networks.
Oxford North will boost the economy by circa £150 million per year.
Detailed consent has been granted for the first phase of development in the Central area, which will provide 140,000 sq ft (13,006 sq m) of laboratories and office space in three buildings along with the first phase of a new public park.