HC Deb 18 October 1972 vol 843 c248
14. Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he hopes to make known the results of the pedestrian and vehicle surveys to be undertaken at Tideford and Landrake on the A38 trunk road; and if he will make an interim statement.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

The counts show that a crossing facility is not justified at Landrake, but we are proposing a road widening at Tideford which will allow for pedestrian refuges.

Mr. Hicks

Since the Minister has just made this decision, and bearing in mind that both villages are divided by a main trunk road, is the Minister aware that. whatever may be his assessment of the official statistics, most local people feel that some form of controlled crossing should be installed rather than adopt the system which the Minister proposes and in the case of Landrake to do nothing at all.

Mr. Griffiths

The advantages of having nationally consistent criteria are accepted on all sides of the House. In respect of Landrake these are less than 50 per cent. satisfied, but in respect of Tideford I hope that road widening and pedestrian refuges can be put in by the summer.

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