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Say No to the Expressway!

The No Expressway Alliance has been formed by groups opposed to government plans for an ‘Oxford-Cambridge Expressway’. This new road, whatever route may be chosen, would have disastrous impacts on Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. This proposal has been made with no local consultation nor environmental assessment. People’s homes and communities will be blighted for years to come. 

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Latest news:

Expressway – update and the ‘review’ – December 2019
  Last month the Conservatives announced that if re-elected they would review as a priority the Oxford to Milton Keynes
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Oxford-Cambridge expressway: the real costs, and the dubious benefits
  Highways England’s own analysis of the Expressway shows a benefit:cost ratio (BCR) in the range of 1.1 – 1.3,
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Stopping the Expressway A No Expressway Alliance conference
Saturday March 30th    10.30am – 4pm John Paul II Conference Centre, Bicester Webb Court, Causeway, Bicester OX26 6AW This event
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No Expressway – BBOWT at the Royal Courts of Justice – Weds 20th Feb.
Last month the High Court refused permission for Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust’s (BBOWT) claim against the government regarding
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No Expressway Alliance AGM
The first ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the NEA will be on Tuesday 26th February 2019. (7.00-9.30pm) at the John Wesley
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Stopping the Expressway – A No Expressway Alliance conference
This first NEA conference is open to all those who oppose plans for the proposed Oxford-Cambridge Expressway. It will be
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Sign the new Expressway petition
There is now a petition to Parliament about the Expressway.  Please help to urgently get more signatures on this petition!
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Expressway challenged in court
The Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) have launched a legal challenge against Highways England for failure to conduct
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No Expressway petition – onwards and upwards!
The national No Expressway petition has now reached over 5000 signatures online – and with several hundred signatures on paper
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No Expressway meeting in Charlton
On Weds 3rd October North Otmoor No Expressway (NONE) group held a meeting on behalf of the No Expressway Alliance
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The Alliance needs you!
We’re getting going. We’ve launched and had some good media coverage. Politicians know we’re here and that we are challenging
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The Alliance is go!
The No Expressway Alliance was launched on Friday 14th Sept.  Liz Hutchins, national Campaigns Director for Friends of the Earth,
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A central reason for building the Expressway is to open up new land for housing along the route. Building homes for car-borne commuters in the countryside does nothing to meet Oxford’s desperate need for low cost homes for local people.
The road would:

The No Expressway Alliance members believe that:

  • There is no need for this road and there is no ‘best’ or ‘least worst’ route
  • The plan will not solve the transport problems facing Oxfordshire and will generate more traffic congestion around employment centres such as Oxford.
  • The new road will cause significant loss of irreplaceable nature sites across Oxfordshire and the other affected areas.
  • The increased car journeys will add to air pollution across the county and increase carbon emissions undermining attempts to tackle climate change.

The Alliance wants to see improved transport links through the rapid construction of the ‘East-West Rail’ Oxford – Cambridge rail link. This should be built before any road programme is developed.

The Alliance welcomes any group that shares our concerns as members. We also welcome individuals as supporters. Groups – download and  fill in our membership form by clicking here:

Individuals are welcome to join as Supporters – fill in the lower part of the form as above.

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Contact us – the Alliance Chair is Terry Pollard: