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CHUNNELLING PLANS IN KENT REJECTED

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Plans to provide more tunnels to prevent the rail link between London and the Channel tunnel spoiling a Kent beauty...
Plans to provide more tunnels to prevent the rail link between London and the Channel tunnel spoiling a Kent beauty spot were rejected yesterday by a Commons committee on cost grounds, reports the Financial Times (p13).

The five miles of extra tunnelling would have protected historic land approaching the North Downs and cost an additional £120m.

Linda Cufley, co-chairman of Kent CC's environmental planning and transportation committee, said:

'The environmental case was overwhelming but the cost argument won the day', reports the Financial Times.
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