Pleiade Associates are architects based in Bristol, United Kingdom. We are the project masterplanners for the LOX Study — a proposal for a four-runway airport near Abingdon in Oxfordshire, which was submitted to the Airports Commission in July 2013.
❖ The report is available here: LOX report 2013.
Several major highway links would be required components of the project, these are:
1 Existing A34 dual carriageway: augmented to a dual three-lane / dual four-lane motorway from M4 (junction 13) to the Abingdon junction. [Report figure: 4A]
2 New A34 (Didcot) to M40 link: dual four-lane motorway, including a new grade separated junction (7A) with the M40. [Report figure: 4B]
3 New A34 to M4 (junction 15: Swindon) link: dual three-lane carriageway. [Report figure: 5A]
4 Diversions of the A338 and A415: dual two-lane / three-lane carriageway from Grove to Kingston Bagpuize (A420). [Report figure: 5B]
An earlier study was considered in SERAS, 2003* — the previous investigation into runway capacity in the South-East region — and is provided here:
Review of London Oxford Airport, Halcrow (2003). (656 KB, PDF).
Review Figure: Demand distribution (546 KB) (© 2003 Department for Transport)
For comparision (Distribution of District Demand at the existing airports, DfT 2000):
* SERAS: South East and East of England Regional Air Services Study.
The Future Development of Air Transport in the United Kingdom: South East. Department for Transport, July 2002.