Warren Morgan, leader of the Labour and Co-operative group on Brighton & Hove City Council, says that under his leadership he would immediately SUSPEND ALL WORK ON THE VALLEY GARDENS SCHEME.
Moving traffic is a favourite ploy of traffic engineers as it makes the public think they are solving the problem of congestion. They are not. They are merely moving it.
Wilson Womsley even had to admit that that was what they had done when they proposed demolishing most of North Laine to replace it with an elevated motorway.
THE REASON MANY AMENITY SOCIETIES OPPOSE THIS SCHEME IS BECAUSE OF THE DAMAGE IT WILL DO TO THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE VALLEY GARDENS.
BOTH THE NORTH SOUTH AND THE SOUTH NORTH TRAFFIC ON GRAND PARADE WILL PASS CLOSE TO HISTORIC BUILDINGS, SOME OF WHICH ARE LISTED, . The vibration from 2 lanes of traffic so close to these buildings will damage them and eventually lead to their demolition.
It seems that it is unusual for historic buidings to survive the entrance to a major city, we should treasure this entrance into Brighton.
TRAFFIC IS THE GREATEST DEGRADER OF TOWNS AND CITIES. LOOK AT VIADUCT AND TERMINUS ROADS AND BUCKINGHAM PLACE.