This post is by Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). It is a version of a post featured on CPRE’s blog.
Good ideas can lose political currency for no good reason. For example, the government has simply chosen to ignore the evidence that building new roads is not the solution to congestion. A long-standing political and academic consensus has been abandoned without explanation. Perhaps the government just got bored of the evidence. Read more