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Chichester Deserves Better - Update on the A27 Project

Chichester Cathedral

Since it was announced that the northern route was no longer being considered as an option there has been little news on what happens next.

With limited news our newsletters will be less frequent until further information is announced but we will endeavour to update readers with news as we receive it.

However the following is a roundup of the limited news since the northern bypass was dropped.

Highways England advised that at an early options appraisal they had looked at 4 different northern bypass routes. Details were requested on the initial cost estimates for these routes and it was confirmed that the route options were estimated to be between £267.2 million and £323.8 million.

This is perhaps one of the reasons the northern route may have been dropped as it didn’t fit with the available budget. The Highways England project website states clearly that ‘The estimated cost of this scheme is in the range of £120 million and £250 million’

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Consultation on waste recycling centres in Hampshire

Recycling Centre

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 17th March 2016

 

Residents are being asked how they think savings can be made in running waste recycling centres in Hampshire in a 10-week public consultation.

Councillor Sean Woodward said: ‘We have a large number of HWRCs in Hampshire compared with other areas, and it is clear we are no longer in a financial position to be able to provide this same level of service.

‘This consultation is a genuine opportunity for people to tell us how they think a different and more affordable model can be established.

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Surge in renewable energy stalls world greenhouse gas emissions

Published on The Guardian website on the 16th March 2016

Falling coal use in China and the US and a shift towards renewable energy globally saw energy emissions level for the second year running, says IEA

 Wind power installations raced ahead in 2015, accounting for more than half of all new electricity generation worldwide. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Wind power installations raced ahead in 2015, accounting for more than half of all new electricity generation worldwide. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Falling coal use in China and the US and a worldwide shift towards renewable energy have kept greenhouse gas emissions level for a second year running, one of the world’s leading energy analysts has said.

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