It may deliver better value than other mega-projects – more ‘levelling up’ across the UK and perhaps even help preserve the union itself.
The Conservatives come to a deal in Moray – but miss out in Cornwall and Dumfries and Galloway.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
What drives voters most? What are each party’s strengths and weaknesses? And what is going on in the battleground seats?