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New 50 Shades of Planning Podcast – Episode 18: The CaMKOx Arc. Behind the curve?

Kevin Whitmore BECG

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Kevin Whitmore


In a 2016 interim report on the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor, or the Arc, the National Infrastructure Commission identified the area as having “the potential to be “the UK’s Silicon Valley – a world-renowned centre for science, technology and innovation”.

The Arc seems to have been ‘the next big thing’ since then, but is that potential any closer to being tapped? Is there any evidence that it really is a “national priority” and “one of the world’s greatest economic opportunities” as Robert Jenrick described it as Treasury Minister, or, as Chuck D suggested, is it best not to believe the hype.

Sam Stafford discusses the Arc proposition with:

Tim Burden, Director at Turley
Bridget Rosewell, Economist and National Infrastructure Commissioner
Alistair Lomax, Director at the Arc Universities Group

BECG proudly supports the 50 Shades of Planning Podcast from Samuel Stafford, Regional Strategic Land Director at Barratt Developments.

If you’d like to take part in the podcast or want help managing or launching your own podcast then please get in touch on 0161 359 4100 or email Kevin Whitmore.


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