16th December 2021
Oxford to Cambridge Expressway – Cancelled!
The controversial road planned to link Oxford to Cambridge was scrapped by the Department of Transport in March 2021. The result of much hard work and campaigning by many organisations and individuals, including CPRE and the No Expressway Group, but also many others.
For CPRE Oxfordshire this was tremendous news. Helen Marshall, Director of CPRE Oxfordshire said: “We are delighted the Government has listened to the concerns of campaigners and residents. Rest assured we shall be keeping an eye on any ‘targeted, localised road improvements’ planned for Oxfordshire!”
The Expressway was paused in March 2020, after further analysis and public engagement the Government has concluded the project is not cost effective.
The Department for Transport will now look at more targeted road interventions to improve transport links and help create jobs across the Oxford-Cambridge region.
This was a hugely damaging and costly project, that was completely inappropriate in a climate emergency and likely unnecessary in a post-Covid world.
Thank you to all those who raised their voices on this issue – together, we have made a difference!
- Case for Public Inquiry Into Ox-Cam Expressway and Growth Corridor (432 download)
- Ox-Cam Expressway Map of Potential Routes (226 download)
- CPRE Oxon Letter to Secretary of State for Transport Dec 17(184 download)
- CPRE Oxon Letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Jan 18 (136 download)
- Letter from Bob Price to Highways England, 16 January 2018 (147 download)
- Letter from Bob Price to NIC, 11 January 2018 (113 download)
- CPRE Oxon Letter to PCs re Public Inquiry – Feb 2018 (111 download)
- CPRE Letter Template – March 2018 (84 download)
- HE presentation to Strategic Environment Workshop March 2018 (103 download)
- The Expressway Timeline