Consultation running on vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

MHCLG launched a consultation on 20 July to 12 October, 'Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc', on the OxCam Arc Spatial Framework Vision. It is vital that everyone should respond to the consultation.

The Spatial Framework will plan for growth in a more sustainable and strategic way to 2050 and beyond and will focus on making the Arc a better place to live, helping to implement strategic planning under four 'pillars': environment, economy, connectivity and infrastructure, and place-making.

Sustainability will be at the heart of the process, so alongside seeking views on the vision for the Spatial Framework, the government is also seeking views on the initial work done to set the scope of the Sustainability Appraisal (SA), which will address environmental, social and economic factors and informing policies in development.

The consultation will run for 12 weeks until 12 October and is open to all members of the public. It is easy for anyone who lives, works, invests, or is just interested in the Arc, to have their say, so councils are encouraged to share with local residents.

The government is also establishing a new expert panel, which will engage with local authorities and communities, to advise on bringing forward sustainable economic and housing growth in the Arc.

Emma Cariaga, a leading development and regeneration expert currently serving as Joint Head of the Canada Water Development at British Land, has been appointed to chair the panel.

The panel will provide recommendations to the government on issues ranging from design and sustainability to business priorities and investment models and will report to Minister Christopher Pincher as ministerial lead for the Arc.

Announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/digital-consultation-launched-to-shape-the-future-of-the-oxcam-arc

Consultation: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/creating-a-vision-for-the-oxford-cambridge-arc

Policy paper: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/oxford-cambridge-arc/oxford-cambridge-arc

Posted: Sun, 22 Aug 2021 11:50 by Web Team

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