Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) have been tasked by central government to explore the potential to maximise the Oxford to Cambridge Growth Corridor to support economic prosperity. The NIC were asked how to maximise the potential of the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor as a single, knowledge-intensive cluster that competes on a global stage, protecting the area’s high-quality environment, and securing the homes and jobs that the area needs.

As part of their vision they are proposing an expressway to connect the two cities and further develop economic growth. Further information regarding the Oxford to Cambridge growth proposals, including the Expressway can be found on the NIC website:

https://www.nic.org.uk/our-work/growth-corridor/

Central Government has largely accepted the NIC’s vision for supporting growth in the corridor, and as part of this Highways England are now taking forward more detailed development of the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway proposals. The Vale of White Horse District Council continues to take a keen interest in development of plans for the Expressway. A number of suggested corridor routes have been put forward, some of which cross into the Vale of White Horse District. These can be seen in the Oxford to Cambridge Stage 3 Report available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/oxford-to-cambridge-expressway-strategic-study-stage-3-report

The Vale of White Horse Scrutiny Committee reviewed progress on the Expressway proposals, and options for routing on 26th October 2017. The full report is available here:

Highways England recently engaged with key stakeholders to get their views on the proposed corridor options. The Vale of White Horse provided a response to the questions asked regarding preferred corridors on 12th April. The response can be found here:

Last reviewed: 04 - 06 - 2018

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