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Press Release - 22 November 2006

BBEG reply to the Government Office for the East Midlands

Mr I Marshall, Transport
Government Office for the East Midlands
The Belgrave Centre
Stanley Place
Talbot Street
Nottingham NG1 5GG

22 November 2006

Dear Mr Marshall

Thank you for your letter dated 20 November 2006. Click here to read the letter...

Please understand that we are well aware of recent developments, as we have been involved in this process since November 2004.

We would like to ask you how you can make the statement that 'you understand the various studies undertaken by Lincolnshire County Council have concluded that a bypass for Boston would not be value for money and consequently the County Council has not made a bid for Government funding for such a scheme', when:

  • no economic study has been done for Boston, to be able to support your statement;
  • the results of the Transport Study have been delayed and delayed and have not yet been discussed at the LCC Highways Policy Development Group meetings?

We understand that Lincoln, Partney and Burgh le Marsh have all had an economic study done - the question needs to be asked why Boston has not.

Boston's economy is largely dependent on food production and national distribution, which is reflected by the influx of some 10,000 migrant workers to help farm the land.

Cllr Hill, only last week, is still stating that 'no decision has yet been made' and that 'we have to await the final outcome of the traffic survey before a formal decision is made.' We are therefore very surprised to hear from you that the various studies have already concluded that a bypass for Boston would not be value for money.

Please would you explain to us exactly who you got this understanding from?

We look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours sincerely

Robert Fisher
Chair, Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG)
www.bbeg.org.uk
22 November 2006

 
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