The five counties around the line between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge are known as the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. The area comprises Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.
The arc has one of the fastest-growing economies in England. It supports more than two million jobs and adds over £110 billion to the economy every year.
- Find out more about the Oxford-Cambridge Arc
The government and the local authorities along the arc want to ensure a better economic, social and environmental future for the area. Investing in high-quality, well-connected and sustainable communities will make the area an even more attractive place to live, work and visit.
Spatial framework consultation
To achieve this ambition, a ‘spatial framework’ is being developed for the arc. The long-term strategic plan will help coordinate the infrastructure, environment and new developments.
The government has published a consultation to inform the approach to the future of the arc. The consultation is open until 12 October.
- Have your say on the future of your area: Help create the vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework
- Find out more: Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc