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Seaside blues – bypassing the facts on the fantasy road to the M4

Patrick Kinnersly
28 September 2018

 

My heart sank when I read the report in the last LTT on plans by Bournemouth and Poole councils to join a shadow sub-national transport body (STB) to lobby for faster north-south connections to the M4 and beyond. 

Here we go again! Let’s fire up the DeLorean and zoom off down the Memory Bypass back to the 1980s!  This is a magical road; history is a blur as you whiz past two SACTRA (Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Appraisal) reports, the Bristol Bath to South Coast...

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