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SITE FOR M40 SERVICES AREA TO GO TO PUBLIC INQUIRY

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Plans for a new motorway services area over a ten mile stretch of the M40 from east of Oxford to Buckinghamshire wi...
Plans for a new motorway services area over a ten mile stretch of the M40 from east of Oxford to Buckinghamshire will go before a public inquiry, reports BBC Oxford.

Proposals of five major companies will be considered by the inquiry, which is expected to last 14 weeks.

Oxfordshire councils are supporting a site in Stokingchurch. The county council and South Oxfordshire DC supported this site at a previous inquiry into a proposed site at Tetsworth four years go. The environment secretary agreed with the councils' objections to the Tetsworth site and turned down the proposal.

The inquiry opening next week will consider five sites: three within South Oxfordshire, including one between junctions 6 and 7, and another at junction 8. The other sites are within neighbouring Wycombe district, including the most favoured option at junction 5 being proposed by Shell UK Ltd.

Wycombe DC believes Tetsworth is the best position. There is strong opposition to the service area sites from local communities and parish councils will be objecting to them at the public inquiry.
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