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MP wants answers as bypass scheme snubbed again

In the wake of the Government's announcement it has approved 13 transport schemes in the East of England, South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon has written to Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander to express disappointment that the A140 Long Stratton bypass was not included and has again been denied funding.

Mr Bacon said today: “It appears that the Government has constructed a set of criteria, based on ‘regional’ importance, which would exclude roads such as the A140 bypass at Long Stratton from ever being constructed”.

“The bypass is not of regional significance but it is enormously important locally. It is disappointing that the scheme has again failed to get financial support and I have asked the Secretary of State to explain under what criteria the A140 Long Stratton bypass, which is of huge local significance, would ever be considered for funding”.

To read Mr Bacon's letter to Douglas Alexander, please click here.

8 July 2006

See also:
LOCAL NEWS: MP meets Minister on Long Stratton bypass
ArrowLOCAL NEWS: MP calls for green light on bypass
ArrowSPEECHES: Transport in the Eastern Region