Text Size

Current Size: 100%

Campaigners condemn Heysham-M6 link road decision

19 March 2013
Campaign for Better Transport has condemned the Secretary of State for Transport's decision to grant permission for the controversial Heysham-M6 Link Road.

Sian Berry, Roads to Nowhere campaigner for Campaign for Better Transport said

"This decision to build the Heysham-M6 Link Road will waste of £123 million of public money. It won't tackle congestion, in fact it will make it worse on some local roads. Nor will it help regenerate Morecambe or Heysham. Up to 1,100 jobs could actually be lost due to opportunities leaking out of the area via the new link."

"Local campaigners put forward a strong case against this expensive and damaging project. We are very disappointed that the Secretary of State has chosen to approve it."

ENDS

Notes

Further information on the case against the development of the Heysham-M6 Link Road is available on Campaign for Better Transport's website.

Lancashire County Council have issued details of the Secretary of State for Transport's announcement concerning the scheme.

The most recent Economic Impact Report for the Heysham-M6 link road states that up to 1,100 jobs could be lost from the local area as aresult of the scheme.