No relief for green spaces
M4 relief road A proposed 14-mile extension of the M4 to bypass Newport in South Wales cuts across the Gwent Levels. The £1.4bn project would wreck four SSSIs and carve up a wetland that is home to the rare shrill carder bee and Wales’s first breeding cranes in 400 years.
Liverpool port road Highways England plans a £250m dual carriageway to serve the new deepwater port in Liverpool. But it is routed through Rimrose Valley park, a green lung for Sefton.
Arundel bypass A27 The preferred route for a four-mile dual carriageway around Arundel was announced this year. The £250m route would save commuters 90 minutes each week but it cuts through part of the South Downs National Park and Binsted Woods.