Governments Strategic Approach to the ‘Oxford-Cambridge Arc ‘ (Second new name in a month) – announced #CaMkOx


Its gone from @Carmbridge-Mk Oxford Arc’ to Growth Arc to ‘Oxford Cambridge Arc’ in a months (MK will be so pleased.

Lots of good stuff (natural capital , recognition of heritage assets) , lots of weak stuff (integrating transport and planning, public consultation lack of SEA, very weak governance on joint planning, status of ‘Joint vision statement’ , will it be spatial (no that will be later) , will it be consulted on) here.  Ill comment on it in more detail tomorrow, now signing off after long Budget day.

The response is a little more PR sensitive – no ‘growth’ in title and no especific mention of 1 million homes or any other number I see.

The problem with aspatial visions is as Greater Exeter found, they are totally meningless fluff.

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