Blogs - Roads to Nowhere
26 July 2011
26 July: Consultations have shown 63% of local people oppose the Kingskerswell Bypass, yet Devon County Council claim 72% support it. How have the council performed this conjuring trick?
20 July 2011
20 July 2011: Friends of the Earth, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Campaign for Better Transport have teamed up with local campaigners to ask for government funding support to be withdrawn from a major road scheme near Lancaster.
07 July 2011
7 July 2011: More evidence that councils are slashing budgets for vital public services, while ploughing yet more money into zombie road schemes…
04 July 2011
4 July: The Liverpool Daily Post reports today on growing doubts that a viable financial deal for the proposed new six-lane Mersey Gateway Bridge will be found.
30 June 2011
30 June: The third annual report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) was presented this morning. Whilst overall progress towards the UK’s carbon reduction targets is not very encouraging, there is some good news within the transport sector.
24 June 2011
24 June: Two consultations on controversial roads schemes in Lancashire and Kingskerswell in Devon are not going quite as they should...
04 April 2011
4 April: The controversial Heysham M6 Link is set to be the first road scheme to go before the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC), the independent body that examines applications for nationally significant infrastructure projects.
08 March 2011
8 March: Devon wants to spend £33 million on a bypass while slashing bus services. We've been trying to stop them - and Norman Baker just stepped into the fray.
25 February 2011
25 February: Earlier this month the Government agreed to fund the Heysham M6 link road. But Lancashire County Council hasn't finished designing it!
08 February 2011
8 February: The Public Accounts Committee has condemned the Highways Agency for wasting up to a billion pounds widening the M25.