Letter: Paying for yet more roads

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Sir: I was very interested to read the article (23 April) about the mallard's nest found on the route of the Newbury bypass. However, I was also concerned at the impression given that the protesters have left the area and that the fight to stop this hugely damaging road has now ended.

Whilst the people camped in the trees on the bypass route have been evicted, new camps have sprung up around the route of the proposed road. Hundreds of campaigners are still in Newbury and many more are expected to join the campaign when the construction work begins. There is still time for this monstrous scheme to be scrapped and to invest the money in alternative measures that will actually solve Newbury's traffic problems.

Simon Dowden

The Third Battle of Newbury

Newbury, Berkshire