HC Deb 03 April 1957 vol 568 cc384-5
24. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is now in a position to make a statement on the alternative road from North Cotes to the seashore, which has been under discussion between the parish council and his Department for some months past.

Mr. Nugent

My hon. Friend is about to publish proposals for an Order permanently stopping-up the highways which were temporarily stopped up last September, and providing for the construction of an alternative road to the shore. For the time being, cockle fishermen can use one of the stopped-up roads under a system of Air Ministry passes.

Mr. Osborne

How long does my hon. Friend think it will be before the new road is completed? Secondly, will he inquire of the Secretary of State for Air to see whether too great precautions are not being taken over the important work which is taking place on this aerodrome. thus robbing the local people of a right to go down to the foreshore?

Mr. Nugent

I am afraid that it will be a few months after it can be started before the new road is completed, but we will certainly do everything possible to expedite its completion. I will bring my right hon. Friend's attention to the second part of my hon. Friend's supplementary question to see whether there is any possibility of meeting the convenience of holidaymakers there.