A report commissioned by the regional assembly (SEERA) is likely to cast doubts over the ambitious house building programme that they think is necessary to guarantee continued economic prosperity.
Unless the government is prepared to commit to nearly £40bn of investment in transport infrastructure and public services, SEERA is of the opinion that the construction programme will have to be scaled back from an anticipated target of 29,000 houses per annum until 2026.
The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership and many others including the regional development agency (SEEDA) and regional chamber of commerce - Sussex Enterprise - think that the 29,000 figure is not ambitious enough and that 32,000 houses per annum is a more realistic minimum.
SEERA’s study will support the idea of a national road charging programme (see story Government seriously considering road tolling) with proceeds going towards improvements in public transport.
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