According to the National Infrastructure Commission, the Cambridge-Oxford ARC is set to set a population increase of over 1 million and a growth in employment of 1.1 million between now and 2050. Milton Keynes is located right in the middle of the ARC and therefore faces a major growth opportunity. We are pleased to be working with David Lock Associates in delivering this important project, which will set out proposals for how Milton Keynes and surrounding areas can use spatial planning to maximise the impact of future growth. Our role is in developing future economic scenarios and interpreting these into implications for spatial development (size, scale, type and location).
We are developing a forecasting tool that Luton Borough Council will use to examine the impact of planned investment on the skills pipeline. Luton has recently launched an investment framework that seeks to secure up to £1.5bn in inward investment that will be applied to a range of physical developments. These developments are estimated to generate up to 18,500 jobs over the next 10 years.