OXFORD East MP Anneliese Dodds will chair an event looking at growth between the city and Cambridge later this year.

Ms Dodds will chair the event with the chief executive of Oxfordshire's Local Enterprise Partnership, Nigel Tipple, and the commercial director of Silverstone Park’s Innovation Centre, Roz Bird.

It will be held by the Westminster Business Forum.

The discussion will look at whether a ‘single economic vision’ could be created for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, which the Government sees as a critical growth area into the middle of the century.

The Government has said it wants one million new homes to be built in the Arc region before 2050. But there is concern Oxfordshire’s scenic beauty could be damaged in taking its share of those.

The panel at the event, which will be held in central London on September 12, will also discuss the ‘Arc brand’.

The Arc had been allocated a champion within Parliament but they were given an official post and now the post is vacant.

Milton Keynes South’s Conservative MP Iain Stewart had been appointed the champion of the massive project but he was appointed an assistant whip in July 2018.

Oxfordshire’s approach to growth might change after the Conservatives lost control of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils last week.