UK roadbuilding strategy needs to take in climate commitments, government says

UK roadbuilding strategy needs to take in climate commitments, government says

‘Fundamental changes’ to travel patterns due to the pandemic and environmental goals prompted rethink of spending on roads

Britain’s £27bn roadbuilding strategy will have to be redrawn to take account of environmental commitments, the government has admitted, in a victory for campaigners who sought a judicial review.

The government’s transport decarbonisation plan, published on Wednesday, pledged to review the national networks national policy statement, which outlined a strategy of major spending on roads.

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