Friday, April 24, 2009

Tram Line 1b cancelled

Well, hardly a surprise, but not good that the report which confirms the 'shelving' (in reality, its about to be cancelled!) of Tram Line 1b has today been leaked to many local and national news outlets BEFORE it was made available to most elected Councillors.

Personally, putting that point of local democracy aside, I think what's about to happen at the Full Council meeting next Thursday will be a huge mistake.

The 'bottom-line' is all that now counts - never mind regeneration, the 'business case' is ALL that matters. Its called knowing the cost of everything but the value of nothing.

North Edinburgh is about to lose out on a huge scale, a lost opportunity that will costs tens-of-millions more to regain --- or, more likely, a lost opportunity that next Thursday will be gone forever.

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