Oxford-Cambridge Expressway: Articles and information available on our website

The following aricles about the proposed Oxford-Cambridge Expressway are available on this website or elsewhere. Please read the full article for the complete list.

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Oxford-Cambridge Expressway: Urgent Help Please - Lobby Against 1M new houses and Expressway route

Dear All,

Please find attached a very concerning letter from Kit Malthouse, Housing Minister to all the councils in the Oxford-Milton-Keynes- Cambridge Arc asking for sites for a million new houses along the Arc, by 14th September and the Expressway Action Group’s press release.

We were expecting an announcement on which Corridor has been chosen for the Expressway last month, but have had no word.

( Iain Stewart MP the Government Champion for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc was due to visit Otmoor on Monday 30th July with John Howell our MP , but postponed the visit as he had just been made assistant whip and does not know if he will continue with this champion role. )

The 1 million new houses and Expressway Route are linked, but there seems to be no co-ordination. 

The 1 million new houses is an even greater threat than the Expressway itself.  The allocation for Oxfordshire from NIC (National Infrastructure Commission)  doubles the housing and population of Oxfordshire.  Oxford City Council is likely to see it as an opportunity to expand their empire into our parish at Wick Farm and others – Lower Elsfield etc.

Oxford-Cambridge Expressway: KEY INFORMATION

The following article provides all the key information regarding the Oxford-Cambridge Exressway. Click on the Read more button to view the whole document.

To view/download individual documents, click on the thumbnail image of the document or on the link to the attached document at the foot of this article. You can also find a full set of individual articles on this website at  Community > Parish Council > Oxford-Cambridge Expressway.

CPRE Oxford-Cambridge Expressway: Potential approximate routes


URGENT: Expressway Action Group request for letters to be sent to Councillors

The following requests has been published on the Horton cum Studley website and is copied here for your consideration.

From Peter Rutt, EAG

Hello everyone

Following our last general email to you all, lots of members have written emails and letters to MPs and Councillors following the publication of the extraordinary letter sent to Local Councils from the Housing Minister - thanks to everyone who did.

However, a few of the emails we have seen have been rather harsh in tone, and some also strayed off purely Expressway matters and turned to more general criticisms.  While I understand that there are issues out there which upset people, there is a danger that we will antagonise the very people we are trying to persuade, or even people who are already supporting us wholeheartedly - for example our very helpful MPs.  

Oxford-Cambridge Expressway: Seven Towns of Otmoor Walk on Sunday 8 July, beginning at 9:30am at St Barnabas Church in Horton cum Studley

Participants are encouraged to bring a snack lunch and plenty of water.  Dogs with leads are welcome.  

There will be a pause for lunch and entertainment at Charlton from11:15am to 2pm.   Because the walk is scheduled to last until approximately 6pm, people are welcome to participate in segments if they choose.  See attached flyer for more details or visit  walkthemoor.net

Oxford-Cambridge Expressway: Timing of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

In respect of the Strategic Envrionemental Assessment (SEA), the following response has been received from Highways England by Horton cum Studley PC.


Dear Ms Foxcroft,

Thank you for your email dated 22 May 2018.  It has been passed to Highways England from Martin Tugwell from the England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance

A strategic environmental assessment (SEA) at this stage of the corridor selection is premature. This early stage of the process does not give rise to a SEA obligation.

The decision at this time is between corridor options which are simply a decision on which corridor to pursue. This indicates that the SEA would not be considered this early in the process because at this time we are not seeking consent.  We are currently appraising the environmental constraints for all corridors which is far more sensible and cost efficient at this time.

We are at a very early stage of development of this project.  During the next stage, commencing in Autumn next year, Highways England will conduct a full consultation on a number of route options in order to make a recommendation to the secretary of state of a preferred route.