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Cogges decision has delayed solution of traffic problems
10:00am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in Letters
Sir – In response to Tim Walker (Witney Gazette Letters, October 10) I have to admit I’m frustrated, as the Cogges Link Road inquiry inspector’s decision has delayed a solution to the traffic issues in Witney by several years.
I have to point out that the Shores Green option is not ‘shovel-ready’ and needs to go through the proper and correct procedures, including the issue of land ownership.
It will be no surprise to readers that the county council will be wary of any scheme that involves a compulsory purchase order.
There is an impact on the emerging Local Development Framework for West Oxfordshire.
Since the decision in June I have been working closely with them to ensure that any new development plans have the necessary infrastructure in place.
Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford