The Commission recognised the opportunities that are created by Milton Keynes position at the hub of the corridor between Cambridge and Oxford. The National Infrastructure Commission has looked at this corridor too, thinking about how improving transport infrastructure and cross-boundary strategic planning could create benefits for the wider region. Being at the centre of this corridor, especially with improved transport links, means MK can really benefit from access to knowledge-intensive jobs, a highly-skilled workforce and a bigger market for our services. So as part of Project 1 we are working to capitalise on those opportunities through work with partners, neighbouring authorities and central government.
The Council continues to be proactive in engaging with the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), including submitting a proposal on ‘First and Last Mile’ transport solutions, including how it is planning to optimise future mobility in the context of strengthened East-West transport links - the A421 Expressway and East West Rail.
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