HC Deb 21 January 1974 vol 867 cc1184-5
12. Mr. Michael Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals he has received from the Cardiff City Council to provide a new access road to Heath Hospital.

Mr. Peter Thomas

A new access road has been suggested which would connect with the roundabout at the Eastern Avenue—A470 trunk road interchange at Gabalfa.

Mr. Roberts

Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that it is generally regarded as a major planning blunder that an adequate access was not provided for the hospital, and is he aware also that urgent consideration and approval of the current Cardiff city proposal would bring relief to a large number of residents in the area, who are growing increasingly dismayed and frustrated?

Mr. Thomas

My hon. Friend knows because I have already written to him on this matter, that I am anxious to be helpful, and I have offered to contribute towards the cost of certain traffic lights. Earlier proposals put forward by the city were open to a number of objections. I am considering the city's present proposals carefully to see how far those objections are overcome.