15 Jun '16, 10pm

Campaign for Better Transport request Call In for Southern Link Rd

In his letter to the Secretary of State, Campaign for Better Transport's Stephen Joseph set out the many grounds on which we objected to the link road, not least that it is a w aste of public money, creating a lot of harm for little or no benefit. In addition it will result in considerable loss of best and most versatile agricultural land, lead to the loss of ancient woodland and destroy an Iron Age settlement, and increase pollution, yet do very little to relieve traffic in Hereford, given that only 15% is through traffic. There are positive alternatives to the new road: "... other more sustainable and less damaging alternatives to a new road were not properly considered. Given that 85% of all traffic is heading into Hereford itself and not through it, there should be plenty of opportunities to reduce this through a series of measures to improve the infrastructure for ped...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/call-herefor...

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