Project One - Growth and Strategy

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 are looking at this corridor too, and 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. As part of Project 1 we are also preparing a Strategy for 2050, which is a long term, non-statutory document that will look more holistically at the policies needed to support MK into the future. It will inform the statutory plan-making process, through the current emerging Local Plan (Plan:MK) and future iterations of the Local Plan, plus other Council and partner strategies. The Strategy for 2050 will be an opportunity to do things differently, perhaps where there needs to be a change in direction to make sure the city is future-proofed or can be flexible to new technologies.

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