OXFORDSHIRE Badger Group, which is opposed to any potential expansion of Seacourt Park and Ride, has written to the Government urging it to stop the Oxford development.

Oxford City Council approved the plan to extend the site last month but the group's secretary Linda Ward said the minister for housing, communities and local government Sajid Javid should intervene on what she said is 'one of the most contentious and divisive planning applications before Oxford in recent times'.

Mrs Ward writes: "The council has pressed this proposal from day one with no discernible intention of finding an alternative."