County council backs A27 bypass route
‘Councillor Bob Lanzer, the council’s cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: “Overall, the environmental impacts of Option 5A, if appropriately mitigated, are likely to be significantly outweighed by the substantial economic benefits of this option over the longer term.’
This statement worries me a great deal. It suggests to me that the councillors are not thinking about the environmental impact seriously and are simply tacking it on as an after thought.
No economic benefit can ever outweigh environmental impacts. Look at the mess we have got in with the state of the air quality and the effects of global warming as two examples of ‘economic benefits’.