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Julian Sturdy

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for York Outer

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Julian welcomes government’s fracking moratorium in light of new scientific evidence

Julian welcomes government’s fracking moratorium in light of new scientific evidence

Julian has welcomed the government’s announcement over the weekend that it will impose a moratorium on fracking with immediate effect, following the conclusion of an Oil and Gas Authority report that it is not currently possible to accurately predict the magnitude or probability of earthquakes linked to fracking operations, and the experience of the Preston

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Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

October 17, 2019

Julian has today received official confirmation from the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere that she has signed off on City of York Council’s bid for Government funding for the dualling of the A1237 between the Rawcliffe and Hopgrove roundabouts.

Subject to the approval of the Final Business Case, the Department has agreed to contribute just under £25.1 million towards the projected full cost of £27.8 million.

It follows a meeting Julian organised in July in which he pressed the then Roads Minister, Michael Ellis for an update on when the funding confirmation could be expected. The scheme was identified last autumn as one of the first in the country to be developed through the Major Road Network fund.

After receiving the letter from the Minister, Julian said:

I am absolutely delighted that this long-awaited project has finally got the official go-ahead from the Secretary of State.  We have been talking about the need to dual the northern ring-road for many years in York and it is good to see my constituents’ frustration with endless traffic jams turned into positive action.

The Government clearly understands the need to invest in local infrastructure projects that not only reduce congestion and boost business productivity but also have a real impact on people’s day to day lives.  I hope that now programme entry has been confirmed, City of York Council can hit the ground running in delivering this project and I look forward to holding them to account as we enter the next phase.