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Planning for sustainable growth in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (

“At Budget 2020, the government committed to developing, with local partners, a Spatial Framework for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. We will do this by focusing on the strategic opportunities for growth and environmental improvement that cross local administrative boundaries and
require more joined-up thinking across the area – such as strategic approaches to support cleaner air and biodiversity net gain, or a more integrated approach to planning for new transport infrastructure alongside new development. In doing this, we will aim to set a framework that supports better, more sustainable planning and growth at the local level.” 20/01/2021