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Letters to the editor: Issue 597 25 May 2012

Bath’s lorry ban highlights the limits of localism

Jenny Raggett - Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15

There isn’t any strategic planning any more,” a transport campaigner said to me recently. “Councils can just do what they want.” I began to explain that this was far from the case when the example of the Bath lorry ban was brought to my attention. This is a case where a city of some 90,000 people situated on a trunk road – the A46/A36 – has simply decided that it doesn’t want large trucks through the city and requires them to go somewhere else.

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