Blogs - Roads to Nowhere
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.
07 February 2011
7 February: Friday's announcement shows that the Government is running scared of telling councils that cuts to transport spending have killed off their road schemes.
31 January 2011
31 January: It's rumoured that the Government will give the go ahead to a tolled bridge over the Mersey this week. They should consider the M6 Toll before doing so.
28 January 2011
28 January: Next week the Government will decide whether the Kingskerswell Bypass can apply for funding. It's a test of their commitment to sustainable transport.
25 January 2011
25 January: Norfolk County Council is about to make 750 people redundant, and has decimated its budget for walking, cycling and bus improvements. But don't worry: it's found £1.7 million for modelling a link road.
24 January 2011
24 January: Forgive me for writing another blog about major scheme business cases. But something is rotten in the county of Lancashire.