Former Green leader slams Western Link | Eastern Daily Press
The controversial £198m Norwich Western Link road would be a waste of taxpayers’ money, the former leader of the Green Party has said.
Norfolk County Council’s cabinet and full council agreed to submit the business case for the 3.9 mile road, which would connect the Northern Distributor Road to the A47, at meetings on Monday.
But Baroness Bennett, ex-leader of the national Green Party visited woodland near Ringland, which would make way for the road, on Friday.
She said: “The eye-watering costs associated with this project – some £50m per mile of road – not to mention the damage done to nature, mean that this project should be abandoned, and the funds redirected into projects that will benefit our planet and which future generations will be proud of.”