In March 2016, the National Infrastructure Commission was asked to consider how to maximise the potential of the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor as a single, knowledge-intensive cluster that competes on a global stage, protecting the area’s high quality environment, and securing the homes and jobs the area needs.
The Commission’s final report, Partnering for Prosperity, identifies opportunities to create well-designed, well-connected new communities and deliver one million new homes and jobs in the area by 2050, while respecting the natural environment and without making changes to existing Green Belt protections. Doing so would help create vibrant new towns, including the first new towns in the UK for 50 years.
Central to achieving this vision are completion of the new East-West Rail line connecting Oxford and Cambridge by 2030 and accelerating the development and construction of the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway. In the short term, new rail services to Cowley in South East Oxford by 2019 and the opening of a new station at South Cambridge by 2022 are also proposed alongside long term local transport plans for other key towns and cities in the arc.
Partnering for Prosperity: A new deal for the Cambridge - Milton Keynes - Oxford Arc
The report calls for a new deal on infrastructure and housing between local authorities in the arc and central Government.
Strategic planning and governance consultation responses
Transport analysis for the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford Corridor
Research investigating transportation infrastructure and its interaction with housing, finance and economic activity across the Cambridge–Milton Keynes–Oxford corridor.
Funding and investment analysis for the CaMKOx arc
A report assessing public funding trends and the potential to attract additional investment into the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Corridor.
Strategic planning and governance in the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor: discussion paper
Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor interim report