30 May '18, 9am

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It is hard to identify who owns or is really backing the proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway, other than the Leader of Oxfordshire County Council Ian Hudspeth and the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. It is part of the plan for a big boost to the “knowledge economy” in an invented zone called the “Oxford to Cambridge arc”, which passes through Milton Keynes, and comes with an aspiration to build 1 million new homes (i.e. 70 per cent increase on the current total of 1.3 million), in the next 12 years. As ever there is very little consultation; in the case of the road the only consultation is the choice of the route (by this July), between three proposals . Two of these cross Otmoor (pictured), a magnificent wild space part of which is owned by the RSPB (who staunchly defended it from the M40 30 years ago), and part by the MOD, which is usually good news for wi...

Full article: https://bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/oxford-cambridg...

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