Myths: “The money would be a spent on an Ely Bypass” – not true

Not true – the money would not be spent on an Ely Bypass.

This idea was floated by the County Council months before the proposals were finalised but were not included. We asked a senior officer at the County Council, who sent us this statement on 9th May 2008:

“I can confirm that Ely Southern Link is not included in the bid for TIF funding and that it’s mention in a recent press release by the County was an error. The press release itself has subsequently been corrected as you will see if you revisit the link. Finally, and perhaps most conclusively, the link is not included in the Outline Proposal for Funding submitted to government.”

Councillors continuing to claim that money would go an Ely Bypass should stop doing so.

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