Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats

Oxford to Cambridge Arc risks centralising control and erosion of local democracy

The new Oxford-Cambridge development plans could erode local democracy and ignore local voices.

"Today, the government has set out its new plans for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc." Said Oxford City Cllr Andrew Gant.

"The plans include an Arc-wide planning body, planning policy imposed in a “Spatial Framework”, and a “Growth Body”, with no mention of whether this body will be made up of locally elected members. On the face of it, this looks like further centralising of control and erosion of local democracy"

Cllr Andrew Gant, Oxford City Council Leader of the Opposition has said huge development plans could bulldoze through local democracy

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