The Future of the A40

A public meeting in Eynsham Village Hall on the County Council plans  for an A40 Bus Lane and Park & Ride was jointly organised by the Society, Eynsham Parish Council and EPIC, and held on 12th July.  It was well attended and there was quite a lively discussion with Cllr. Yvonne Constance OBE, who as OCC Cabinet Member for Environment is responsible for the project, and Raymond Cheung who is responsible for delivering it.  The Society's thanks are due to Cllr. Gordon Beach (Eynsham Parish Council) for chairing the meeting, and to Cllr. Charles Mathew (OCC) for joining the panel.

An unedited audio recording of the meeting is available here (approximately 2 hours - 162Mb)

The planning application (R3.0057/19) for this project is here and comments must be in by noon on Monday 15th July.  This leaves very little time, given the large amount of material in the application and the date of the meeting, and the Society will be asking for an extension to the deadline.  It is vital that as many people as possible write individually, as the Society's own submission will carry only the same weight as a single personal one.

You should try to read at least some of the documentation accompanying the application, in particular the 28-page Design and Access Statement which shows a number of differences from the material at the consultation exhibitions:


Points you may wish to include (please condense into your own words!) are:


Please e-mail the Secretary ASAP if you need any further advice.