50 years and still no roads strategy for the south

David Peckham is absolutely right (letters, September 8) to remind us about the proposed Folkestone to Honiton Freeway in 1966 (50 years ago), which was well and truly kicked into the long grass.

Tuesday, 20th September 2016, 8:29 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:46 am

Fifty years of tinkering round the edges by successive governments has rendered us with no overall strategy for the roads of southern England.

All we get is platitudes from our politicians and yet more money wasted on surveys on the glaringly obvious.

Research on pollution mitigates against building dual carriageways in built-up areas.

It beggars belief that large numbers of new homes are being built with no improvement to roads.

The Romans and the Victorians (or the Germans or the French) would have resolved it long ago. Come on Tim, Peter and Nick – sort it out!

Penny Mitchell

Brighton Road


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