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Transport infrastructure

The question

Government plans to build more housing in Kent are being jeopardised by poor transport infrastructure. What is needed in your area?

With housing developments on the increase around the suburbs of Glasgow, an extension of the M74 motorway into the city centre is long overdue. It could then be extended to link to the M8, significantly reducing the increasing congestion around the city centre.

Anthony Coppola, 25, senior engineer, Glasgow I believe we have enough housing in the south east.

Perhaps the government should concentrate on redeveloping industry in the Midlands and further north, where the infrastructure is largely in place already. Why move more people into an area which is already congested?

Neil Henderson, 47, project manager, Bucks Here in Ayrshire we have very good transport infrastructure, thanks to the forward thinking of the county council 30 years ago. This includes the development of Prestwick Airport and the soon to be opened M77 extension. I would tell the people of Kent to build new houses here but I believe development would be limited by the overloaded sewerage infrastructure. Perhaps more long term regional planning is what is needed.

John Park, 56, senior engineer, Ayrshire A major housing development is planned in the town in which I live. But houses have been planned at the furthest point of the town away from the only railway station and the only Aroad. Access to the development has recently seen the speed limit reduced as it is already an accident black spot. It is pretty clear what needs to be done.

Mat Toy, 39, project manager, South East While my local council has a good local public transport policy with an excellent bus service, I believe planning committees work on far too small a scale. They should consider the road and rail arteries of settlements and their regions more carefully.

Brian Rousell, 33, project manager, Sussex I baulk at the thought of more transport infrastructure without the social change that either accepts bigger roads or gives credibility to public transport.

More home-working sounds like a better option, but that's not without its problems either.

Jon Balley, 54, Water Engineer, Bucks Norfolk needs a northern distributor road for Norwich - to provide access to locations for new development, to improve transport links to the airport and to free up radial road space for improved public transport and cycling facilities.

Bryan Stead, 57, independent transport consultant, Norfolk In Alton we need more hopper buses to and from the villages, a bigger station car park, or more bus services to the station. We should also reinstate the second track between Farnham and Alton to improve the reliability of the South West Trains service.

And Surrey Council is planning to build a much needed western bypass to take traffic from the north onto the A31 without having to go through Alton.

Mike Dommett , 48, civil engineer, London Would you like to put your views forward by taking part in The Question- If so, please email bernadette. redfern@emap. com

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