The Government and local councils are planning to spend tens of billions of pounds on new roads over the next few years. George Osborne is planning to announce a new wave of major schemes in his Autumn Statement, and new ‘growth funds’ and spending powers for business groups threaten to add many more disastrous projects to this list from 2015.
As a result of this spending spree, roads that were cancelled years ago are rising from the dead, threatening to encourage yet more traffic, trap people in their cars, pollute our air, and destroy some of our most valuable countryside. Over the next two years more than 100 road schemes, from new motorways to bypasses and widenings, will need to go through planning and funding approval processes before the diggers move in, and that’s where you’re needed.
Find out what’s already planned in your area by checking this Road Proposals map
Date: Saturday 18 October 2014, from 10:30am to 5:00pm – London
The day-long event will include: Advice from seasoned road campaigners on setting up and running a campaign ~ Success stories from recent campaigns ~ Expert help on planning rules ~ A range of collaborative workshops for sharing skills and advice ~ Media, online mapping and web training