CAMPAIGNERS have said images of a flooded field where the Seacourt Park-and-Ride extension is being built show why the 'wretched' scheme should be abandoned.

Heavy rainfall this month has seen the land, which is next to the Botley Road car park, become completely waterlogged.

A tweet from the Oxfordshire Badger Group yesterday, directed at Oxford City Council, which gave itself planning permission in January 2018 to nearly double the capacity of the Botley Road site, stated: “We told you so. The Seacourt Park-and-Ride extension building site is flooded, work is at a standstill, cost to the taxpayer is millions.

“Abandon this wretched plan before this beautiful green field habitat is completely destroyed.”

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The images were taken by Oxford Flood Alliance, which also opposes the project, and it has documented the current state of the site in a series of images since November 11.

In a post earlier this month, the group stated: "Building a car park in a flood plain is not sensible."

The council, however, has said the £5.2m expansion, which restarted in August and is due to be complete next summer, was 'much needed' due to how popular the car park was, stating it filled up most days.