Oxford-Cambridge Expressway: CPRE and OEAG

On Thursday 22nd March 2018 at the Horton cum Studley Millennium Hall, Michael Tyce of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE - http://www.cpre.org.uk/media-centre/sound-bites/item/4708-responding-to-oxford-cambridge-corridor-report) and Peter Rutt of the Oxfordshire Expressway Action Group (OEAG - https://www.facebook.com/expresswayactiongroup/) attended a packed meeting of villagers from Horton cum Studley and surrounding villages that could be affected by the proposed Oxford-Cambridge Expressway and the associated large-scale housing developments.

Various presentation materials from the meeting and from other sources are given below.

Meeting agenda

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National Infrastructure Commission map

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CPRE map

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Presentation slides by Michael Tyce, CPRE

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YouTube video of Estelle Bailey from BBOWT.

please find attached YouTube video of Estelle Bailey from BBOWT. 
A part of the activities of our village Anti Expressway group we decided to take legal advice on whether an Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) should have been undertaken prior to Corridor selection.  Tim Dixon reached out to the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF), who appointed a Barrister Merrow Golden to under take a pro bono review of the requirement for an SEA. Tim, Olivia Field and David Rogers have worked closely with Merrow which resulted in Merrow writing to Highways England pointing out where she believes that they have acted illegally. Highways England has responded but only against one of the points Merrow noted. The letter sent by Merrow was also signed by BBOWT and the RSPB
We met up with Merrow and had lunch with her in the Abingdon Arms last weekend, and she is keen to continue her work in this area, as she strongly believes the government has acted illegally.
We contacted BBOWT (as we have been in close contact with Tom Beckett BBOWT External Affairs Director), and they have agreed to take this case up on our behalf. Tom will also be contacting other Interested parties to support this legal challenge 
 
The Anti Expressway group are delighted with this response from BBOWT and extremely grateful to Merrow for her pro bono work.

 

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