Labour try to incite class war between rural and urban Sittingbourne

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03 Jul 2011
If the local Labour Councillors believe for one minute that trying to incite a class war between the residents living in the urban areas of Sittingbourne and those living in the rural areas is a good way to go about solving the traffic issues of Sittingbourne, then quite frankly we all now know that they have nothing useful to say on the subject.

What I’m most curious about this that both Labour and Conservative Councillors alike have discussed promoted and agreed that not only should the Northern Relief Road be completed but that an A2/M2 link road should also be built. They only different of opinion is one of timing.
 
Both Labour and Conservative Councillors alike are prepared to ignore the advice of the professional experts, that they utterly rely on during planning meetings, who say that not only will the Northern Relief Road not relieve traffic congestion in the town centre, but an A2/M2 link won’t resolve the problems of connecting the road to the A2.
 
Both Labour and Conservative Councillors are prepared to ignore and do nothing about the fundamental traffic bottleneck in Swale, namely the existing M2/A249 junction 5, even though the Council is obliged to do so under agreements previously made in order that Swale could continue to expand.

This is nothing more than unconstructive political point scoring which might provide some favourable short term press coverage, but will do absolutely nothing at all for the residents that they purport to care so much about and in the long term, severely damage the prospects of Swale’s regeneration.

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