NIC preps East-West ideas competition

16 June 2017 The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is preparing to launch an ‘ideas competition’ at the end of this month that will look to build on the proposed East-West Rail project between Oxford and Cambridge.

It has already received and published responses from the six local enterprise partnerships that cover the region, providing their views on the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford Growth Corridor.

The commission now plans to launch an ‘ideas competition’ at the end of this month, which will seek “visionary ideas” to unlock development opportunities along the corridor, with a particular focus on increasing the supply of new housing.

“The NIC aims to unlock housing sites, improve land supply, and support well-connected and sensitively-designed new communities,” the plans state.

Efforts to develop the corridor are linked to the government’s East-West Rail project, which could involve private financing as part of the plans. 

This page was last updated on:
15 December 2017.


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