Transport secretary approves upgrade to Tyne and Wear road junction in green belt

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has given the go-ahead to plans to upgrade a junction of the A19 in Tyne and Wear, after concluding that the scheme was "not inappropriate" green belt development and the "substantial" economic benefits outweighed the loss of farming land.

by Ellie Kahn
Transport secretary Grant Shapps (pic: Getty)
Transport secretary Grant Shapps (pic: Getty)

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