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Harbour project funding at risk!

posted Mar 5, 2010, 2:11 PM by Richard Cliffe

Western Morning News 4 Mar 10

“DEEP cuts in public spending could already mean transport schemes key to the Westcountry economy (including Scilly Isles ferry link project) are "dead in the water", the Western Morning News understands”.


“Officials in the South West are planning for a reduction of up to 50 per cent in the funding the region receives from the Department for Transport (DfT) for major infrastructure projects”.


The article went on to state “Sign-off on improvements to transform the passenger and cargo ferry service between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, which is seeking £36 million from central government, has also reached an impasse because of wrangling over a tiny patch of beach and a listed pier in Penzance.


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