Objections to Chiltern railway plans

Posted - May 19, 2010

Pollution risk

When Chiltern Railways submitted their Transport & Works Act application in January to create a new rail link between Marylebone and Oxford via Bicester, the Jericho Community Association (JCA) sent a letter of objection.

While welcoming the project in broad terms, the JCA expressed concern about air pollution due to train engines, especially regarding idling at the station. The JCA was also concerned about damage to the natural environment of the canal towpath from extra walking and cycling to and from the station – as well as the general unsuitability of the route in darkness and wet weather. There were also worries about extra nuisance and distress from train noise since the new line will be closer to Jericho than the existing ones.

Many individuals and community groups have also submitted objections and comments. These and other submissions will be considered in a future planning inquiry.

Did you know?

How many people live in Jericho?

In 2011 Jericho had a population of 1,400 residents living in households.  There are no communal establishment residents. There has been little change in the total number of residents since 2001.

Where we work?

According to the 2001 Census, in Jericho 28% of those working were self-employed, while 18% worked part time. Around 20% were in higher professional occupations compared with 14% for Oxford. We also tend to work nearby: 72% of people worked within five kilometres of their home; 18% went to work on foot, 13% by car and 6% by bike