A ROADMAP to create an economic boom worth £200bn a year in a region between Oxford and Cambridge has been launched.

The Government has been promoting the idea of an Oxford to Cambridge Arc for several years, which would take advantage of boom local economy, and encourage growth of the science and technology businesses in the area.

The Oxford to Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework, launched last Thursday, provides a plan for how to create an economic output of £200bn a year by 2050 in the region by building infrastructure and homes, and creating thousands of jobs.

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It also promises to protect the environment across the the five counties which make up the Arc region: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

The Oxford to Cambridge Arc mapped. Picture: OxCamArc

The Oxford to Cambridge Arc mapped. Picture: OxCamArc

Housing Minister, Christopher Pincher said: “We want to take this region to the next phase of its renaissance by unlocking its full potential and our plans will drive investment where it is needed and ensure, as growth happens, we create well-designed, inclusive and vibrant places and communities.

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"The OxCam Spatial Framework will allow us to plan positively for growth and we look forward to working with our local partners over the coming months to strengthen our vision and approach to the Arc.”