Binsted Park represents "the vanishing England of my youth", said artist Michael Wishart, in his book 'High Diver'. Beloved of Laurie Lee in his day and of thousands today: is this landscape doomed because Highways England's consultants WSP are not working to the nation's real long term priorities?
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The environmental assets of England are facing RISK: Roads Investment Strategy Kill. “RIS” as executed by Highways England's often favoured consultants WSP is shaping up as a damaging series of cavalierly evidenced, regressive decisions. The culture remains stuck in a 1970s predict-and-provide road transport silo mentality. The HE-advised-by-WSP approach increases road traffic and disregards quality of life. Is this what today's nation really wants to be our vision of progress?