Oxford to Cambridge Expressway Challenge


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Bernwood Meadows

The government’s choice of corridor to house a new expressway between Oxford and Cambridge could have devastating impacts on wildlife.  We believe the way this corridor has been chosen is illegal and we need your support to take the government to court through Judicial Review.

The expressway will facilitate 1 million new homes, which represents a near doubling of the number of houses, schools, hospitals and businesses in the region and is the equivalent of a city the size of Birmingham.

Alarmingly, Highways England has failed to commission a Strategic Environmental Assessment, which we argue is required under European law for plans and programmes of this size due to the significant impacts they can have on the environment. This means the true impact has not properly been considered and the public has been denied the opportunity to fully scrutinise the comparative economic, societal and environmental impacts of the options through a public consultation.

Our wildlife and green spaces have never been under such incredible pressure. We believe that our counties need spaces for wildlife that can be enjoyed by all.

We have started Judicial Review proceedings and have solicitors and barristers who have volunteered significant time to start this case, but we can’t expect them to take this to court without having some financial backing. We need to raise funds to ensure that this case is fought through the High Court.

In supporting this case you will be backing the need for wildlife and the environment to be given appropriate consideration in plans and programmes of this magnitude.  If we are successful it will force the government to fully justify the plans for the expressway and ensure that the public get their say.

Please donate today to help us fight for environmental justice.

Any excess funds generated after covering the costs of this campaign will be used to further BBOWT’s campaigning and conservation work.

Map of B1 and B3 corridor

Please see www.bbowt.org.uk/expressway for more information.

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Total donations: £21,253.50




hope the legal challenge can make a difference; the environment is our lifeblood.



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Jim Knight


£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)




Emily Van Evera


Liz Ash


£60.00 (+ £15.00 giftaid)

Thank you for standing up for our wildlife and battling to preserve our countryside for future generations.



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Good luck to you.

Quentin Given


£120.00 (+ £30.00 giftaid)



£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

Trashing our environment for unknown gains isn't progress.



£500.00 (+ £125.00 giftaid)