Bicester is among four areas chosen to have so called eco-towns
A proposed new town in Bicester in Oxfordshire is to receive a £9m cash injection towards a number of projects.
The money will be used to build a sixth-form centre, affordable homes and measures to promote walking and cycling around the site.
The money is part of £60m in government funding which is being allocated.
Further money is expected to be awarded to the site in the next financial year, with £6.5m potentially available, Cherwell council said.
Councillor Michael Gibbard, council member for planning and housing, said: "This money will help us turn our aspirations for Bicester into a reality.
"We want to make the most of this fantastic opportunity and will ensure we put forward a strong case for any future funding made available."
Bicester was named last July as one of four areas chosen for development of what the government dubbed "eco-towns".
The other three areas chosen are St Austell in Cornwall, Rackheath in Norfolk and Whitehill Bordon, East Hampshire.