- 7 Dec 2017
Wonder if that effect Botley houses and the new development they are building there, hope not
Similar white elephant project as hs2?
non 'Blue' politicians, hippies, tree huggers, activists etc all oppose corridor B
Me, I cant see what the necessity is to 'join' with the splitters of Cambridge ?
Lets not forget, some Oxford-based Academics, were so scared of the locals, after many town n gown altercations, that they upped sticks & went off to set up Cambridge University's following the Swindlestock tavern incident that led to 4 days of rioting in Oxford in the 1100's ... Quitters!!!!
Swindlestock was mid-1300s.
Cambridge had already been founded about 150 years earlier though......
Supposedly after the Oxford townsfolk had hanged a couple of the scholars for a murder they probably hadn't committed.
I'd never thought the roads from Oxford to Cambridge were that bad or busy that an expressway was needed? Reopening a direct train line would be a bonus, but that one seems to have gotten forever bogged down in administrative hell.
The government/local council cannot cope with the existing potholes the size of dustbin lids across the county let alone trying to maintain more roads.
The Govt do have emergency funding for pot holes but you have apply for it and make a strong case. My local council are adept at applying and getting the funding each year.