Major airport plan 'ludicrous'

First published in News

A countryside campaign has dismissed as “ludicrous” a suggestion that the north of the county could host a major new airport.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) spoke out after the Independent on Sunday reported that an unnamed group of British businesses were looking at airport options including Banbury.

Oxfordshire CPRE director Helen Marshall said: “Heathrow airport takes up nearly five square miles.

“The idea that you could suddenly find space in Oxfordshire for an airport of this size is quite simply ludicrous.”

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8:26pm Sat 8 Sep 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

Oh there is plenty of room in Oxfordshire for a Heathrow sized Airport and it will be very welcome. Maybe HS2 could be diverted slightly further into the County to link with the new Airport?

Whenever I see the letters "CPRE", I cannot help but think of "Tubbs & Edward" in "Spent"* protesting about the building of the new road and the strangers it will bring.

*Also known as Royston Vasey
Oh there is plenty of room in Oxfordshire for a Heathrow sized Airport and it will be very welcome. Maybe HS2 could be diverted slightly further into the County to link with the new Airport? Whenever I see the letters "CPRE", I cannot help but think of "Tubbs & Edward" in "Spent"* protesting about the building of the new road and the strangers it will bring. *Also known as Royston Vasey Andrew:Oxford
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