NEWS: MK Citizen September 5th, 2019
Council leaders in Milton Keynes stop short of opposing controversial new road
The MK Citizen reports “A council’s leaders are “wavering” in their support for a controversial new road that would link Oxford to Cambridge through Milton Keynes.”
In responding to pressure from Cllr David Hopkins (Cons, Danesborough & Walton), the MK Citizen reports “Milton Keynes Council’s leader, Cllr Pete Marland (Lab, Wolverton) said: “We are not absolutely going to oppose it outright at the moment until we understand what the final proposals of the scheme are.
“But we have been very clear as an administration and as a council that we would not support the road being started before the electrified East West Rail line opened and we also need to be shown environmental mitigation.”
At the meeting of the council’s cabinet, he added: “I will write to the secretary of state to outline the council’s wavering support on it if that is helpful.””
MK Council signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement with Highways England to they could discuss potential routes for the proposed Ox-Cam Expressway. The council has previously been big supporters of the scheme but more recently have raised concerns as was reported on 18th July.
You can read the full article here.
Is the increased pressure from the community, on MK Councillors having an impact? It sure looks like it! We need to keep fighting this.
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