Is it not somewhat ironic that as we celebrated World Environment Day (WED) yesterday (5th June) the JCS calls for the construction of the NDR as the “most critical” piece of infrastructure?
Indeed Policy 1 of the JCS is ‘Addressing climate change and protecting environmental assets’. Without apparent embarrassment, the GNDP proclaim this Policy 1, despite the fact that the ‘most critical’ piece of infrastructure for the JCS is the proposed Northern Distributor Road (NDR). This is modelled by the Council themselves to produce 25,000 tonnes of CO2 per year in addition to current levels – equivalent to 6% of Norwich’s current transport emissions. There couldn’t be a clearer carbon disbenefit working against Policy 1.
As a layman I have always found it bizarre that a so called Eco town would need a 12 mile dual carriageway to support it! Can anyone explain that one?