Residents are being urged to have their say on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, a government led project which will have an impact on the district in the future.
The Oxford-Cambridge Arc includes the area between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge and aims to make significant economic, social and environmental improvements across the region by 2050 and beyond.
The government is currently developing a vision for the Spatial Framework – a long-term strategic plan for growth across the area – which will help support planning for the future with the aim of helping to create jobs, drive investment, protect and enhance the environment, and provide infrastructure to make the Arc a better place to work and live.
The government announced a 12-week public consultation on the future of the Ox-Cam Arc and residents are being encouraged to help to create the Spatial Framework’s vision for the area to 2050 under the following themes:
- The Environment
- The Economy
- Connectivity and Infrastructure
Once agreed, the shared vision will help to determine which new policies are developed and ultimately will shape government plans for the Oxford to Cambridge Arc region.
The consultation also seeks views on the work the Government has done to set the scope of the Sustainability Appraisal, and the Government has also announced a new expert panel to advise on sustainable economic and housing growth in the Arc.
This public consultation is the first of three that will guide a new Spatial Framework over the next two years.
To find out more and to have your say visit placebuilder.io/futureofthearc. The consultation is open until 12 October 2021.
About the Oxford-Cambridge Arc
The Oxford-Cambridge Arc (the Arc) is a globally significant area between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge. It is formed of five ceremonial counties: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
For more information, please visit the government’s website.