BLUEPRINT SCRAPPING WAS ILLEGAL.
THE High Court embarrassed Communities Secretary Eric Pickles Eric Jack Pickles (born 20 April, 1952 in Keighley) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He is seen as being on the Left of the party. He was Co-Chairman of the Joint Committee Against Racism between 1982 and 1987. by ruling he acted illegally in axing Merseyside''s blueprint for housing, transport and business investment.
But Mr Pickles immediately vowed to defy what he branded a technicality and insisted the regional spatial strategy (RSS (Really Simple Syndication) A syndication format that was developed by Netscape in 1999 and became very popular for aggregating updates to blogs and the news sites. RSS has also stood for "Rich Site Summary" and "RDF Site Summary. ) would go.
The judgement followed the coalition''s controversial decision to scrap all regional strategies within weeks of taking office in May, without passing legislation.
But critics also warned that key infrastructure projects - new rail lines, roads, bridges, wind farms and waste disposal plants - would simply grind to a halt.
The RSS funded key studies for the pounds 431m Mersey Gateway bridge, the pounds 100m scheme to electrify e·lec·tri·fy
tr.v. e·lec·tri·fied, e·lec·tri·fy·ing, e·lec·tri·fies
1. To produce electric charge on or in (a conductor).
a. the Liverpool to Manchester rail line and the expansion of John Lennon Airport, among other projects.