No short cuts

Published: Wednesday 31 January 1996

No short cuts

The proposed Newbury Bypass in southern England is the latest target of local environmentalists' ire. The Bypass is to cut across a nature reserve and a number of sites designated as being of special scientific interest.

The government on the other hand claims that the bypass will reduce traffic congestion on the highway currently passing through Newbury town, but environmental groups like Friends of the Earth dispute this by saying that new roads generate new traffic. Several demonstrations against the Bypass are being planned.

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