Roadbuilding on Rammey Marsh

Meeting: 
MQT on 2003-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2003
Reference: 
2003/2242
Question By: 
Noel Lynch
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Is a new road link across Rammey Marsh in Enfield being actively considered? Has TfL made any contribution towards a new feasibility study? If so, what is the justification given that Rammey Marsh is a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation and that a similar road scheme was rejected a few years ago following public inquiry?

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Answer

Answer for Roadbuilding on Rammey Marsh

Answer for Roadbuilding on Rammey Marsh

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Discussions are on going and the results of the studies undertaken by Enfield are still under consideration. TfL has committed an allocation of £40,000 during the 2004/05 financial year to be spent on relatively small sustainable transport elements in the Northern Gateway Access Package. Decisions have yet to be made on the precise form this will take but it does not include a commitment to either of these road proposals at this point. The environmental impact of any new road would need to be very carefully considered by the promoting authority before a final decision was made. Support from TfL would follow only if environmental impacts were investigated and addressed to TfL's satisfaction. .