U.K. government unveils plan to transform Oxford-Cambridge Arc into the country’s fastest-growing economic region
U.K. Housing Minister Christopher Pincher announced plans to transform the Oxford-Cambridge Arc into one of the world’s premier growth corridors and a world leader in sustainability.
The spatial framework plan will help to create thousands of jobs, drive investment, protect and enhance the environment, and provide the infrastructure and beautiful new places needed to make the area — which spans the five counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire — an even greater place to live and work.
The results, due to be published in 2022, will give communities a chance to shape the long-term future of their area and will help to ensure the benefits of growth are felt across the region.
The intention to establish an Arc Growth Body will also help unleash the area’s potential as a global innovation powerhouse by promoting the Arc internationally.
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