Infrastructure body presents blueprint for 'brain belt' new towns

The secretary of state should step in to designate locations for new and expanded settlements in the 'brain belt' spanning Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes should the government and local authorities in the area fail to reach agreement, the government's infrastructure adviser has recommended.

by Jamie Carpenter
Oxford: infrastructure adviser calls for housebuilding to double in Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge arc (picture: Tejvan Pettinger)
Oxford: infrastructure adviser calls for housebuilding to double in Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge arc (picture: Tejvan Pettinger)

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