Murdo Fraser MSP has asked the SNP Government whether the £118 million Cross Tay Link Road (CTLR) will be “sacrificed on the altar” of the controversial SNP/Green deal.
The Scottish Conservative politician raised the issue during a recent debate at Holyrood on the ‘First 100 days – Delivering for the People of Scotland.’
The Scottish Greens have previously voiced their opposition to CTLR with Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Mark Ruskell publicly stating that the plan should be “scrapped.”
Commenting, Mr Fraser, who represents the Mid Scotland and Fife region, said: “The Greens claim they have secured a shift away from road building, but there are now a host of local road projects which could be at risk thanks to them being in government.
“One such example is the Cross Tay Link Road, which is essential not just to unlock the economic potential of East Perthshire, but is vital to reduce congestion and air pollution – which are already at dangerous levels in Perth City Centre.
“This is a project which depends upon financial assistance from the Scottish Government, and it is also a project we know the Greens are actively hostile towards. I asked the SNP Government if the Cross Tay Link Road will be sacrificed on the altar of this SNP/Green ‘coalition of chaos’ deal, or will this vital project be allowed to proceed.”
He continued: “Ten years of planning have gone into the project, but they could all be consigned to the dustbin if the Greens have their way.”