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Harper announces cuts to active travel budget and delays to transport schemes

Deniz Huseyin
22 March 2023
Mark Harper: Delaying Lower Thames Crossing by two years is an `important opportunity to consult further to ensure there is an effective and deliverable plan`.
Mark Harper: Delaying Lower Thames Crossing by two years is an `important opportunity to consult further to ensure there is an effective and deliverable plan`.

 

Transport secretary Mark Harper has announced delays to major transport schemes including HS2 and strategic roads as well as big cuts to active travel funding.

Ahead of the Spring Budget on Wednesday, Harper warned it would be difficult for the Government to deliver its capital programme due to “headwinds” from inflation, triggered by the war in Ukraine, and supply chain disruption in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a written statement, he warned that “some schemes are...

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