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CPRE responds to consultation on new Transport Plan for Oxfordshire

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:15

CPRE responds to consultation on new Transport Plan for Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council is consulting, until Friday 2 April, on its draft new Local Transport Plan.  It is not too late to have your say!

CPRE is primarily concerned to ensure that transport in the county enables people living and working in the countryside, villages and country towns to enjoy an environment protected from intrusive inter-urban traffic and be able to use all modes of travel on public roads themselves. This very rural county is about to accommodate unprecedented population influx and demand for travel on inadequate infrastructure.

In general, CPRE Oxfordshire is supportive of the goals and objectives as outlined on p.7 of the Plan. However, we find it hard to reconcile the praiseworthy Goal 3 (‘To protect and where possible enhance Oxfordshire's environment and improve quality of life’) with all the actions proposed in the Plan. At best we are talking about attempted mitigation of an all-out assault on the natural environment. At worst this is pure 'greenwash'. Local examples just from the Bicester area,include driving new roads through open countryside and even a Conservation Target Area.

See our consultation response below.

Here is a summary of the issues raised in our response to the consultation: 

See the Oxfordshire County Council website for details of how to respond.

 

CPRE Oxfordshire, 1 April 

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