Will this be a positive or negative for our village?
The Oxford-Cambridge Arc will be transformed into “one of the world’s premier growth corridors and a world leader in sustainability” the government pledged as it unveiled its plan for the five-county region.
But critics fear the bold words are really an excuse to turn the region into a developer’s playground, with a million new homes and major roads urbanising a huge area of Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.
CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough warned the concept could “irreparably damage our countryside”.
Consultation on the framework will begin in summer 2021, the government said, as it promised to work “collaboratively” with local partners.
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