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Roads blogs from 2017 May

  • 30 May 2017

    Last year we welcomed the Department for Transport's Access Fund, which supports local walking and cycling schemes that connect people to jobs.

    While we saw this as a small step in the right direction for sustainable transport, the fund is limited to £60M and only local councils in...

  • 16 May 2017
    Vicki Wegg-Prosser from Hereford

    Herefordshire Council has resuscitated its previous failed bids for a Hereford Bypass.

    As Vicki Wegg-Prosser from Here for Hereford explains in this guest blog, the Council is avoiding references to its own Relief Road studies which have, by and large, confirmed that proposed outer...

  • 11 May 2017
    HGVs through Melbury Abbas

    What do you do when heavy goods vehicles keep getting stuck on a narrow and unsuitable road, causing damage to property and endangering local residents?

    When it’s got so bad that delays are happening every day while the local church can no longer get insurance for its boundary bank that...

  • 09 May 2017

    Highways England seems to be pursuing a worrying trend of failing to involve local communities in decisions on new roads in any meaningful way.  

    It's time to review their performance, and the flawed consultation requirements of the Planning Act 2008.