Armitt to the Government on the ‘Growth Arc’ – Must try harder #CaMKOx

FT

Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, welcomed the chancellor’s announcement, but said: “The Growth Arc is in desperate need of new homes and improved transport links, for the benefit not just of local residents but to the country as a whole. These things won’t happen without continued and concerted effort from Government, and today’s measures, while welcome, will not achieve that on their own.

Paul Miner, of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, said such gains remained undefined. Mr Miner added that Monday’s announcement “makes little or no commitment, from what we can tell, to the level of affordable housing”

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