Tuesday, 13 January 2009

2 year delay announced on 'NDR' scheme.

This 2 year delay is a valuable pause for thought, before Norwich and Norfolk commit public money that we don't have - and that will come out of taxpayers' pockets - to a road-scheme that is more out-of-date by the day. The 'Northern Development Road' would lead to uncontrolled urban sprawl, and would increase congestion on many radial roads in and out of Norwich. In an era such as ours when oil supplies are starting to run out and manmade climate change is a dire threat to our very civilisation, surely we can do better than to encourage yet more traffic onto roads... Let's stop, and think - and let's put our money into something sensible instead, such as delivering Norwich a 21st century public transport system.
Now _that_ would be worth investing in.

2 Comments:

Blogger Lynda said...

Well said, Rupert, I totally agree!

Since the Icesave disaster Norfolk County Council have given the loss of our money as an excuse to cut essential services. Surely, cutting the NDR will save even more money and preserve services/jobs?

13 January 2009 at 18:30  
Blogger Hunterplay said...

We dont want the NDR the pink plan goes through my house :S =Epic Fail

28 April 2009 at 10:10  

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This 2 year delay is a valuable pause for thought, before Norwich and Norfolk commit public money that we don't have - and that will come out of taxpayers' pockets - to a road-scheme that is more out-of-date by the day. The 'Northern Development Road' would lead to uncontrolled urban sprawl, and would increase congestion on many radial roads in and out of Norwich. In an era such as ours when oil supplies are starting to run out and manmade climate change is a dire threat to our very civilisation, surely we can do better than to encourage yet more traffic onto roads... Let's stop, and think - and let's put our money into something sensible instead, such as delivering Norwich a 21st century public transport system.
Now _that_ would be worth investing in.
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