6 December 2000
Rural group fears road building ruin

By FWi staff

SWATHES of countryside could be lost to multi-million pound road building schemes, reports the Daily Mail.

The Council for the Protection of Rural England says 77 schemes are being proposed across the country at the cost of 600m.

Many of these will cut through sites of special scientific interest, say the countryside campaigners.

The CPRE says it expects the Government to give the go ahead to at least half of the schemes, but warns that the public could come out in force to protest.

  • Daily Mail 06/12/2000 page 43