HC Deb 07 February 1962 vol 653 cc426-7
42. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister of Transport when he expects the projected lay-bys to be made on the Epping New Road in Buckhurst Hill.

Mr. Hay

I assume my hon. Friend is referring to various proposed sites for lay-bys between Woodford Green and Warren Hill. Further consideration of these has been postponed until a decision has been reached on the sites proposed further North where the road passes through Epping Forest.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

Is my hon. Friend aware that many of my constituents are much concerned about safety on this road? While it is highly desirable to preserve to the full the amenities of Epping Forest, would he see whether, if he comes to the conclusion that lay-bys would interfere with the amenities, a clearway might not be expedient?

Mr. Hay

We are always prepared to consider proposals for clearways where the design characteristics of the road are suitable. We are at the moment seeing whether something can be done to provide clearway conditions and lay-bys along the whole length of this road. Discussions are continuing with the Epping Conservators.

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