HC Deb 08 February 1956 vol 548 c1646
4. Mr. Moss

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what progress has been made in the proposal to construct a by-pass at Atherstone in the County of Warwick.

Mr. Watkinson

The preliminary survey work has now been completed by the agent authority, the Warwickshire County Council. The preparation of the draft Order under Section 1 (2) of the Trunk Roads Act, 1946, which I hope to publish later in the year, is in hand.

Mr. Chetwynd

Is the Minister aware that plans were made for this road as far back as 1927 when the route was pegged out across the grammar school playing fields? Is it not time that something more active was done?

Mr. Watkinson

I am afraid that some of these road schemes take an enormous time because of the difficulties of acquiring property and many other factors.

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