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The Government has announced the preferred corridor for the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway, and has ruled out construction in the area of the Otmoor nature reserve.
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Protecting the environment and the places people love is central to how the Government develops and builds a major new road such as this. We recognise that creating any new road infrastructure carries environmental challenges, and the Government is committed to finding solutions that have the least effect and where possible avoid, mitigate and minimise the effects on the natural environment. The selection of corridor B as the preferred corridor for the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway accounts for environmental and heritage designations, such as those which apply to Otmoor. The Department for Transport and Highways England will continue to work closely with Natural England, Historic England, the Environment Agency, The Wildlife Trust and local nature partnerships to integrate any route as far as possible into the landscape.The Government will also continue to work together with other key stakeholders including, but not limited to, local highway and planning authorities, community and residents’ groups, and environmental bodies, to develop the mitigation strategy as the scheme develops over time.You can read more about the corridor announcement here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/oxford-to-cambridge-expressway-road-scheme-updateAnd more detail about the corridor itself here: http://assets.highwaysengland.co.uk/roads/road-projects/Oxford+to+Cambridge+expressway/Oxford+to+Cambridge+Expressway+Corridor+overview+booklet.pdfThe Highways England Oxford to Cambridge Expressway webpage (at: highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/oxford-to-cambridge-expressway) contains up-to-date information on the scheme and the most recent stakeholder conference presentation.Department for Transport.
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