The National Infrastructure Commission has today published ‘Partnering for prosperity: a new deal for the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford Arc’.

The report is described as ‘a ground-breaking new deal between Whitehall and local leaders in one of the most economically-important parts of the country which could add hundreds of billions of pounds to the national economy each year’.

Commenting on the report, Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Cranfield University, said: “I welcome the report of the National Infrastructure Commission and its recognition of the importance of the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford arc to the UK economy. Universities in the region such as Cranfield have an important role to play in continuing to provide the world-class environments which allow technological innovation to flourish and business to thrive.”

Notes for editors

Professor Sir Peter Gregson was the Chair of the MK Futures 2050 Commission, which was set up in September 2015 as a way of thinking about the future of the city, helping to create a long term vision for the way MK should grow and prosper over the coming decades.

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