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Responding to Oxford-Cambridge Corridor report

Responding to the publication of the NIC’s Oxford-Cambridge Corridor Report, Partnering for Prosperity, CPRE’s Senior Infrastructure Campaigner Daniel Carey-Dawes said:

“Today’s report will be met with real concern by all those who care for the natural environment. There are elements of the study, which we welcome, including the joined up approach to housing, planning and infrastructure, and the promotion of East-West rail links. However, many areas give us significant cause for concern. This area is already under huge development pressure and these proposals will not help re-balance the economy.

“The rhetoric on sustainable growth is not matched by the reality of some of the recommendations. The proposed expressway will simply generate new traffic and encourage developers to build unaffordable homes in the wrong locations. Looking ahead to the Budget next week, the Government must ensure there is genuine consultation with all the communities affected before taking these proposals further. This cannot be another infrastructure project done to a community rather than with them.”

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