There have been several reports in the Oxford Times about the” Expressway by Stealth”. Cllrs Tim Bearder and Freddie Van Mierlo examine some of the detail.
- Could the County Council provide an explanation; indicating what assessments of the cost, traffic and environmental impacts it has undertaken before proposing that the B4015 improvement be included in the Local Plan and the Stadhampton Bypass safeguarding be removed?
- Could County Council explain the effects on feeder routes to the B4015 scheme and the junctions at each end. Also the consequences of the creation of a major route between A34 and M40, with the resultant increase in traffic, along A329 to the east especially Little Milton and the Wheatley/Waterstock area and changes to M40 junctions including at Bicester?
- Can the council indicate whether there has been or will be any public consultation on the individual proposals or on the major new route and its network implications?
- Can the council explain how it can be possible to continue with the currently proposed consultants' study of options for the Golden Balls improvement without having established a network context and provided answers to the above?
These new roads are largely coming about because Oxfordshire is part of the OxCam Arc read more about that here.