Community vision will transform Cambridge-Oxford Growth Arc

Cambridge Oxford Growth Arc

A vision for clusters of villages within walking and cycling distance is the winner of a competition to find innovative ways to transform the vital Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Growth Arc.

The Cambridge-Oxford Connection Ideas Competition encouraged people from across the infrastructure sector to submit ideas for delivering homes and improved transport connections across this economically-important part of the country.

Led by urban designers Tibbalds the winning submission from VeloCity, a multi-disciplinary team comprising architects, urban planners and engineers, looked to make the most of the existing character of the area, while creating new communities along the route of the planned East West Rail line.

Under the plans, each village would also include a “big back garden”, a large piece of common land for the whole community to be able to use.