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Friday, November 23, 2007

PostHeaderIcon London 2012 Olympics park and ride scheme scrapped

A park and ride scheme which was supposed to accommodate thousands of sports fans during the 2012 Olympics was sensationally scrapped last night.

The £19million Windsor park and ride scheme would have been built at South Field, between Eton and Eton Wick, a greenbelt site owned by Eton College.

While one major aim was to ease congestion in Windsor, the 900-space development would also serve many of the 30,000 expected to visit Dorney Lake during the games.

More than 1,100 residents opposed the plans, claiming it would ruin lives, damage the environment and bring huge traffic problems and crime.

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