NEWS: August 13th, 2019, Expressway hits local news

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Ox-Cam expressway makes headlines in three online papers

1 - Local Government Chronicle report “Climate emergency districts urge Shapps to ditch motorway plans.

Two Oxfordshire council leaders are calling on transport secretary Grant Shapps to scrap plans for an 'expressway' between Oxford and Cambridge on the grounds that the new road would fly in the face of their climate emergency goals.”

Read the full article here.


2 - Oxford Mail reports “South Oxfordshire District Council opposes Oxford-Cambridge expressway

ANOTHER Oxfordshire council has written to the government to formally oppose any Oxford-Cambridge expressway.

South Oxfordshire District Council's leader, Sue Cooper, wrote to the new transport secretary, Grant Shapps, to tell him the authority believes there is 'no justification' for the project.

Last week, Debby Hallett, Vale of White Horse District Council's deputy leader, wrote to Mr Shapps to outline her authority's opposition.

Official figures suggest the expressway could cost between £3bn and £7bn.

Rad the full article here.


3 - Henley Standard reports “Call to review councils’ gagging order over new road

A BENSON parish councillor has asked for gagging orders signed by three councils over the proposed £3billion Oxford to Cambridge Expressway to be reviewed.”

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Olivia Fieldnews, august 2019