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Oxford-Cambridge Arc

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.

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.