A while back, Labour and Green groups, along with the leader of the Liberal Democrats at County Hall, wrote to the Department for Transport saying it would be an “environmentally and financially catastrophic” mistake to fund the road.
They were right then, and they’re still right now.
Even though today’s announcement is hugely disappointing, it’s not game over yet. The scheme has to get through planning, and I know there are a huge number of compelling reasons to turn down permission for the Link.
The fight for climate and environmental justice continues, and I’ll continue to do whatever I can to stop this road.