26 Aug '15, 12pm

Norwich road scheme should be scrapped to stop £30 million cost hike affecting services

On 2 September, Norfolk County Council will decide whether to match an additional £10 million in central government grant and a similar contribution from the New Anglia LEP, and pledge an additional £10 million towards the escalating cost of the £150 million road scheme. Sian Berry, Campaign for Better Transport’s sustainable transport campaigner, said: “When this ring road was first given Department for Transport funding in 2011, we said that it was already a pointless use of public funds, so we’re very disappointed to see nearly £10m in extra funding will be given to Norfolk council by the Department for Transport to help get this unnecessary road built, and that local transport funds that could be better spent by Norfolk County Council and New Anglia LEP will be wasted on this scheme.[2] "This is especially galling when we warned at the time that road costs would escala...

Full article: http://bettertransport.org.uk/media/25-august-2015-norwic...

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