County 'must not miss out because of Oxford-Cambridge Arc'

County 'must not miss out because of Oxford-Cambridge Arc'

July 2019

Concerns that the west to east construction of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc could see Cambridgeshire businesses miss out were raised with the Combined Authority’s Business Board last Tuesday.

The board’s deputy chairman, University of Cambridge professor Andy Neely, said the infrastructure connecting Oxford and Cambridge is mainly being built from west to east, meaning Cambridgeshire businesses may lose out to those connected via rail and road earlier on.

Professor Neely told the meeting of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s Business Board: “It seems to me when you think about the infrastructure of the Arc it’s being built from Oxford towards Cambridge and so the construction work is starting at the Oxford and Milton Keynes end and joining that up.

We need to put pressure on the government to speed up our side of the Arc otherwise the danger is all the economic activity will develop along the Oxford and Milton Keynes end of the Arc and when we finally get connected we will be a bit late to the party.

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