Oxfordshire Expressway Action Group

Berrick Salome Parish Council support the EAG who can be found on Facebook here

The EAG are campaigning for the expressway to follow the path of the existing A34 corridor around Oxford and to not take a new route to the south of the city. Any route to the south of Oxford would deliver enormous damage to the natural environment in the Green Belt and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Please encourage village residents, friends, family and other people who might support the campaign to help us spread the word by taking a look and ‘liking’ the page and sharing the link with friends and family, colleagues and other potential supporters. 

Current Decision Timetable

Dept for Transport/Highways England information on the planned timetable is as follows 
  • Evaluation of corridor options (North, EWR & South plus sub-options around Oxford) - on-going
  • Choice of corridor - July 2018
  • Consultation on alignments within chosen corridor July 2018-Autumn 2019
  • Public Enquiry into detailed route options Autumn 2019
  • Detailed route chosen Autumn 2020
Selection of the chosen corridor is being done without public consultation. Only closed meetings are being held involving business leaders, local councils, landowners and environmental organisations. 

Useful Links...

DfT/Highways England Oxford to Cambridge Expressway Strategic Study stage 3 report here 
(this includes schematics of potential routes - no fine detail)

National Infrastructure Commission Growth Corridor Information including relevant documents here

The NIC final report issued 17th November 2017 here 
(this includes schematics of potential routes - no fine detail)

The report does not give a view on the preferred routing of the expressway round Oxford, but it implicitly says that it favours the north western route. It emphasises that close co-ordination between the expressway and east-west rail routes is extremely important in order to maximise growth potential and promote transfer of traffic between road and rail, and minimise congestion. The  Bicester to Bletchley axis is regarded as being of prime importance for growth: they talk about it providing the opportunity for 'the first New Town in a generation’. Also, better transport links to Northampton are regarded as important. A southern expressway route from Oxford to Aylesbury would not satisfy any of these key aims.

CPRE Oxfordshire here including some more detailed potential route information

EAG here https://www.facebook.com/expresswayactiongroup/

SODC here and then search "Oxford Cambridge Expressway" for latest information

VoWH here and then search "Oxford Cambridge Expressway" for latest information 

Have your say! 
The EAG have supplied the attached documents that highlight relevant people to contact with any objections, suggestions for expressions of concern and a sample letter template. 

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22 Nov 2017, 12:06
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