Oxford to Cambridge route will swallow up 'area the size of Birmingham'

Oxford to Cambridge route will swallow up 'area the size of Birmingham'

New Build Houses


An area of countryside bigger than Birmingham could be lost if one million homes planned between Oxford and Cambridge are built, a pressure group has claimed.

The Government wants to build the new homes to accommodate new residents in the ‘Oxford-Cambridge arc’ before 2050 to boost economic growth.

But the Campaign to Protect Rural England said the move could ‘change the face of England’s countryside forever’ – when no one has been able to object at the ballot box.

The National Infrastructure Commission, an advisory body to the Government, has already said the one million homes should be built by the middle of the century. That would be supplemented with other improvements, including the controversial Oxford-Cambridge expressway.

Paul Miner, CPRE’s head of strategic plans and devolution said: “If given the green light, this development will change the face of England’s countryside forever. Yet no formal assessment of the environmental impact it will have has taken place. Whilst there will be a need for genuine affordable housing to meet local need in the area, the scale of these proposals is completely unacceptable.”

Read the full article here.

Keep me informed

Fill out this form to receive updates, newsletters and invitations to seminars and events relating to the East West Corridor. We will never give your details to any third parties and you can unsubscribe from our communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of email communications. Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Howes Percival LLP’s privacy policy, which can be found here.

Fields marked with an * are required.

We know you're busy. But you still want to be informed with all things relating to the East West Growth Corridor. Sign up to get the latest news, reports, and thought leadership from our East West Corridor Team delivered directly to your inbox.

Howes Percival LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC 322781 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at our registered office: Nene House, 4 Rushmills, Northampton NN4 7YB. © Howes Percival LLP

The information about legal matters is provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon or construed as constituting legal advice and Howes Percival LLP disclaims liability in relation to its use. You should seek appropriate legal advice before taking or refraining from taking any action.

Web Design | Development & SEO by 123 Internet Group