The DfT has now published its documents including previously redacted recommendations to its ministers. Today’s press release (link below) gives a summary of the content. The documents can be viewed here too (links below). There was no clear recommendation for the Link Road! There was huge pressure from Chancellor Osborne to approve funding. Document 2a reveals that there was a clear option to develop less damaging public transport alternatives for which funds would have been made available.
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DfT Disclose FER0464382 – Letter to Derrick Coffee-1.
To see the press release from Campaign for Better Transport, the link is here:
Bexhill Hastings Link Road – released documents show Treasury forced DfT into a rushed decision that ignored alternatives
Combe Haven Defenders also campaigned hard for release of the documents – website link here: Combe Haven Defenders | Stop Osborne’s Roads to Nowhere: Stop …
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