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A decision has been made over the controversial Oxford-to-Cambridge Expressway — the government has announced that its preferred 'corridor' for development is Route B. This takes the major new road, and its associated housing development, well north of Haddenham!

The Expressway, with options to pass either West or East of Oxford, is also expected to cut up to 40 minutes from journeys between the M4 and the M1.

Roads Minister Jesse Norman said: "The Government is taking the big decisions on infrastructure, working to maximise growth and productivity across the UK."

"England's Economic Heartland, as it has been called, already plays a crucial role in powering the UK's growth, science and innovation, but there is no single route to connect Oxford and Cambridge."

"This Expressway will enhance both transport connectivity and growth across the region for the benefit of the UK as a whole."

However, the plans are likely to cause outrage from a number of local campaign groups, who have expressed strong opposition to the proposals.

The No Expressway Alliance, been formed by groups opposed to the Expressway on any route, has been set up by Oxford Friends of the Earth and other local groups.

The Alliance suggest there is 'no need for the road' and no 'best' or 'least worst' route.

The Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick, defended the route.

He said: "The Oxford to Cambridge arc is one of the greatest opportunities for economic growth in Europe. We want to realise that potential by investing in the new infrastructure the area needs and the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway is an important part of our plan.

"The Expressway will provide a link between two of the country's intellectual powerhouses and open up vital jobs, skills and housing opportunities to transform the region's economy.

"We are investing record amounts in the UK's infrastructure, including funding the largest road-building programme since the 1970s."

A full public consultation will be held next year.

Source: Oxford Mail

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