Failed MRT scheme cost Reading Borough Council more than £800k

On the 1st February 2019 Tevye Markson @TevyeMarksonLDR Local Democracy Reporter for the Reading Chronicle reported that the failed fly over cost even more than previously thought.

Campaigners against the East Reading MRT scheme celebrate it's rejection by Wokingham Planning Committee
SOAR celebrate the rejection of the East Reading MRT by Wokingham Planning Committee

Failed MRT scheme cost Reading Borough Council more than £800k

Here is his article:

The failed East Reading Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project has cost Reading Borough Council (RBC) more than £800,000.

Around 95 per cent of the money was spent on preparing and submitting the first application for the 800m dedicated bus, pedestrian and cycle route which was rejected by Wokingham Borough Council’s (WBC) planning committee in June.

The £823,861 expenditure was revealed through a Freedom of Information request.

Councillor Rob White, Reading Green Party leader, said: “That is a lot of money wasted. It could have been spent on measures which would have truly reduced congestion and air pollution.”

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