HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 c171
5. Mr. Granville Sharp

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether his agreement with the proposals of the Forestry Commission over the 9 feet wide Ennerdale Forest Road included the wide levelling of the ground on either side; and whether it was necessary so to detract from the natural simplicity of the surroundings.

Mr. Silkin

The proposals to which I agreed included the provision, for engineering reasons, of a three-foot grass verge on either side of the carriageway.

Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

What is the point of going ahead with this cul-de-sac at this time, in view of the fact that no tree in Ennerdale State Forest will be fit to leave it before 1953? In these days of shortage of materials and manpower, it seems ridiculous to proceed with this scheme at all.

Mr. Silkin

The hon. Gentleman is giving me information. I should be very glad to consider what action to take in the light of the information he has given.