Oxford – Cambridge Expressway
Important Information for The Claydons Residents
SAY NO TO THE OXFORD TO CAMBRIDGE EXPRESSWAY
Highway England have recently announced their preferred corridor for delivering the Government’s Oxford to Cambridge Expressway project. It is currently to cost £4.5bn and the preferred route will be announced in 2020 with construction beginning in 2025.
The Expressway corridor proposed is between Bicester and Waddesdon to broadly align with the new East West Railway line.
Whilst the exact route is yet to be determined there is a strong possibility that it will pass through the fields between East Claydon and Winslow to link with the East West Rail route. There is likely to be an expressway junction in or around Charndon/Twyford. This road will be a motorway by any other name and the development it is designed to encourage will have a massive impact on your local environment and community.
Apart from improving connectivity between Oxford and Cambridge the government’s stated objective is for the Expressway to facilitate the development of 1m new homes between Oxford and Cambridge and to encourage business to establish and relocate along the route to create the UK’s own “Silicon Valley”.
The National Infrastructure Commission Report that considers these proposals contemplates a new Garden City at Calvert similar to Milton Keynes and engulfing Edgcott, Gredon Underwood, Marsh Gibbon, Charndon, Twyford, Calvert Green and The Claydons.
East & Botolph Calydon Parish Council actively opposes the Expressway proposals whichever route it takes.
WHEREVER IT GOES THE PROPOSALS WILL DEVASTATE THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
If you are concerned about these proposals TAKE ACTION NOW.
East Claydon & Botolph Parish Council have joined the Expressway Action Group (Oxfordshire based) and the recently formed Bucks Expressway Action Group and registered as a stakeholder with Highway England.
Write to your MP, County Councillor, District Councillor, The Secretary of State for Transport and your local newspaper.
MAKE PEOPLE AWARE – tell your friends and families.
Refer to the National Infrastructure Report (NIC) and particularly the section on Calvert City.
The Parish Council would welcome parishioners’ views and suggestions and will provide residents with further information as it becomes available on the website and on Facebook.