NEWS: ITV News Meridian September 27, 2019

Opposition grows to £3.5bn Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

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ITV News Meridian report on Bucks County Council being the latest Council to come out against the proposed Ox-Cam Expressway.

The report includes an interview with Cllr Angela Macpherson, who said “[The Expressway] will be detrimental to our environment, detrimental to our wildlife,” and “It will also fly in the face of carbon reduction targets that the government themselves are setting to be carbon neutral by 2050.”

NB There is a slight error in this report, as they state that “Highways England has now chosen its two preferred route options. One passing to the west of Oxford - and one to the east.” NB this is not correct. Highways England has chosen its preferred corridor, Corridor B, with sub-options (or different areas of the corridor) B1 and B3 running West and East of Oxford respectively. The route options have not yet been announced.

See the ITV News clip and read the transcript here.

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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.

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Olivia Fieldnews, September 19