In the quest for balance, I would like to make a start on correcting some of the wild statements made for the case of a possible dualling of the A27.
For instance, comments such as ‘the scheme for the A27 will unleash the economic potential of the area’.
Nice sound-bite, but without facts and figures to back it up, it’s toothless. Economical potential is only unleashed when governments give firms the confidence of stability and demand to expand.
The uncomfortable fact for those seeking to turn the road into an ‘A27M’ and the problems that would cause, is, despite governments pouring billions into massive road building throughout the
north in past decades, they still refer to it as ‘the desolate north’, ‘wasteland’ or other offensive names.
Yet what is not mentioned by those lobbying for this A27M, is the very skilled workforce that was needed to revitalise those depressed areas left using those very same roads to take advantage of better wages in other areas.
Locally, we must ensure the same doesn’t bite us along the south coast.
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