The Road Haulage Association believes that the report into the impact of road building from the Campaign to Protect Rural England is misguided.
Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “Only by ensuring a road network that is fit for use can the competitiveness and productivity of the UK be maintained.
“We understand some of the reservations voiced by the CPRE. But, HGVs have to get the goods delivered as quickly and reliably as possible, this is vital for the people and businesses of the UK.
“Measures to reduce congestion such as new roads and Smart Motorways can only make journeys more reliable and everyone benefits – the UK needs transport infrastructure that meets the needs of UK people and businesses in the 21st century, limiting our infrastructures ability to meet demand will result in more delays, more congestion, more pollution and unnecessary waste”.