High Court tosses out Wildlife Trust concerns over Oxford-Cambridge Expressway route

High Court tosses out Wildlife Trust concerns over Oxford-Cambridge Expressway route

July 2019

The High Court has thrown out a legal bid to save wildlife along the route of the new Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.

The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) had argued against the chosen route of the line, saying that it would have a ‘devastating impact’ on habitats.

Following the decision campaigners said the result showed that ‘our planning system was broken’, and have said the decision of the Government to choose route B is the ‘worst option for wildlife’

The row began when the trust was left furious with the Government’s decision to pick Corridor B, which they feel is the most detrimental to local wildlife.

The Expressway is a new road proposed by the government that will link Oxford and Cambridge, via Milton Keynes.

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