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'Environmental nightmare'

15th June 1985, Page 16
15th June 1985
Page 16
Page 16, 15th June 1985 — 'Environmental nightmare'
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THE GREATER London Council has said that if it is abolished there will be an end to accountable road building for Londoners.

"If County Hall is abolished and the Government seizes the driving seat of road building in London, a remote Whitehall bureaucracy could bulldoze residents' wishes aside", GLC transport committee chair Dave Wetzel said.

With residents' consultation the GLC says that it has just .approved the £76m funding for phase five of the Rochester Way relief road in south east London. It will link the

main A2 at Falconwood with the Blackwall Tunnel southern approach.

Mr Wetzel argues that an "environmental nightmare", lies behind the present London road corridor studies which are being carried out by consultants on behalf of the Government.

He said' "If the GLC goes there will be no County Hall administration to vote out if people do not like road building plans resulting from the studies. The carve up of London. will be decided behind the closed doors of the Cabinet and the Department of Transport's tower block

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