City councillor to urge authority to oppose Oxford-Cambridge expressway


City councillor to urge authority to oppose Oxford-Cambridge expressway


January 2019

The aims of building an Oxford-Cambridge expressway are unclear and the project should be opposed by councillors, the city council will be told.

That call will come from the leader of the Liberal Democrat group, Andrew Gant.

The Government plans to build the new road between the country’s two most celebrated university cities by 2030.

But Mr Gant will say there is a ‘tension’ between what previous city council leaders have said about the expressway and a perceived ‘lack of clarity’ from the Government.

The leader of the city council’s opposition will say current city council leader Susan Brown and former leader Bob Price ‘welcomed the perceived benefits’ of the expressway in the Oxford2050 document. The council said that document ‘provides a sort of blueprint for the future’.

But last year, the Oxfordshire Growth Board – which Ms Brown sits on in her position as city council leader – both ‘welcomed’ the principle of the project but said it was frustrated by a lack of available detail over it.

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