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The Future Fox are Engagement Partners on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

The Future Fox are proud to be appointed as the digital engagement partner on the globally significant Oxford-Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework project. Over the next two years, the Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government (MHCLG) will be utilising PlaceBuilder, an innovative digital engagement platform, to connect with communities and stakeholders within the Arc.

MHCLG is committed to leading an inclusive feedback process to determine future spatial planning policies for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, an area the Government aims to transform to become the fastest-growing economic region in the UK.

Commencing on 20th July 2021, the Ox-Cam Arc community will have the opportunity to comment on important topics such as the environment, the economy, local travel, infrastructure and housing via PlaceBuilder. This innovative platform has been optimised for mobile, giving even more people the opportunity to get involved rather than relying on traditional consultation methods. PlaceBuilder has been designed with accessibility needs as a priority, creating equal access for all. It is our aim to encourage and support the voices of everyone who would like to be involved.

Collective community feedback will influence the spatial framework to make the Oxford-Cambridge Arc a great place to live, work and travel. By working with The Future Fox, the UK Government is strengthening its approach to providing transparent and data-supported digital engagement which will ensure spatial planning is more accessible to all.

PlaceBuilder is a digital engagement platform that makes it easy for anyone to participate in planning. PlaceBuilder is simple for planners to implement and easy for the community to use. Planners are able to interact with the community through PlaceBuilder’s polling, map tagging and data visualisation features and receive their feedback quickly through instant reporting. The industry-leading spatial analytics allow planners to see what the community’s priorities are. PlaceBuilder supports planners to make insightful decisions and shape plans to reflect the community’s support.

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc comprises the 5 counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

The Future Fox is a technology company with a social mission to accelerate the development of smart, sustainable and people-focused places.

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