Where do we go from here?
Address to OCC Council: Appleford Parish Council will address a meeting of OCC Council in full session on 9th Feb to present its opposition to the flyover bridge. It is seeking a commitment from the Council to work with the Parish and other stakeholders to find a resolution to village concerns.
Meeting our local MP: On 27 Jan. ARG (subgroup of APC) made a presentation to RH David Johnston MP seeking restoration of Sunday Rail services for the village. We took the opportunity to note our opposition to the Flyover and said we will revert to him further.
Meeting Council Leadership: The Parish Council continues to meet OCC planning officers and is awaiting a meeting date to meet with the Council Leadership to discuss concerns and alternatives.
Meeting Sutton Courtenay Parish Council: Appleford plans to meet with SCPC next week to seek support for a road a ground level.
Appleford will continue to work with interested parties and stakeholders to find a resolution.
Road Campaign: Appleford has initiated a poster campaign in opposition to the Flyover. It is looking at all options to find an alternative to the Flyover, including architectural models and drawing of alternative alignments for discussion. It is considering a Crowd Funding initiative to enhance the financial support offered by local residents and is looking at every possible option to find a compromise. If compromise remains illusive it will ultimately consider recourse to legal initiatives and the possibility of Judicial Review.