NEWS: MK Citizen July 10th, 2019

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Milton Keynes Council has signed secrecy agreement over new Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Expressway road.

The MK Citizen has reported “Cllr Martin Gowans, the council’s Labour cabinet member for planning and transport, in response to a question from Cllr Jenkins (Cons), confirmed that the council has signed a non-disclosure agreement with the Highways Agency.”

Cllr Jenkins raised this question as a result of the No Expressway Group’s reports from the Brill meeting that Bucks County Council and AVDC had refused to sign NDA’s with Highways England.

They go on to report that “Next Tuesday (July 16), Cllr Gowans is due to make a delegated decision to change the council’s position from “strongly supports” the Expressway in the East West Rail “corridor”.

The new policy would be to maintain the council’s support for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway, but to make it conditional. They want to see any environmental impacts mitigated, and to include public transport and cycling improvements within the corridor.

They want to work closely with Highways England while out of the gaze of public or councillor scrutiny to “influence route and design options.””

See the full MK Citizen article here.


We need your help

No Expressway Group believes there is no need for an Oxford-Cambridge Expressway, nor the over-inflated housing targets associated with it, and we will actively campaign against it and support other organisations with the same objectives. 

Our environment is a national asset which is critical for everyone’s health and well-being. We must not let it be destroyed.

Your donations help us to spread information about the Expressway, run and build support for the campaign:

  • £10 could pay for one roadside Correx poster

  • £15 could pay for one roadside poster on a wooden stake

  • £20 could pay for one A1 printed colour poster for our pagoda display

  • £35 could pay for 250 A5 printed leaflets for the campaign

  • £70 could pay for one pole and two panels for our travelling pagoda display

  • £150 could pay for one feather flag for our travelling pagoda

  • £180 could pay to run this website for one year

  • £300 could pay for a 3 minutes of an Expressway Story

  • £500 could pay for a 5 minutes of an Expressway Story

  • A greater or other amount could contribute to the cost of professional support for our campaign in general and in preparation for Planning Inspectorate hearings

Please note:

The No Expressway Group has a group bank account to which the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are signatories. The group will publish accounts on noexpressway.org each year which will be audited by an accountant from outside the NEG group.

If any funds are left at the end of the campaign, these will be donated equally between RSPB and BBOWT.

Olivia Fieldjuly 19, news