A group opposed to the Oxford - Cambridge Expressway are drawing up their next moves ahead of a key County Council vote this week.
More than 30 local groups, who are part of the No Expressway Alliance, gathered in Bicester yesterday to call on councillors to 'take action to ensure local people have a say on this major new development'.
Councillors will debate whether to support a motion calling for local communities to be properly consulted on the Expressway development before the route is considered. They will also vote on a motion calling on them to declare a Climate Emergency and set new targets for cutting county emissions.
Chris Church of Oxford Friends of the Earth, one of the founding members of the No Expressway Alliance said: “Oxford County Councillors need to stand up to the bureaucrats in central government who are trying to push this major development through without consulting local people. The Expressway will be a disaster for this area. It will devastate our countryside, increase air pollution, fuel climate change, and generate more traffic and congestion.”
“Fast tracking the new Oxford – Cambridge rail link will solve many of the regions transport problems at less cost to our health, countryside, climate and pockets."