HC Deb 18 November 1936 vol 317 cc1800-1W

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the insufficient room for the planting of trees in the new arterial roads with double carriageways, bicycle tracks, and footpaths; and whether he will see that in the planning of any farther arterial roads sufficient room will be provided to enable trees to be planted which will not be interfered with by the laying of pipes or other underground services?


I propose to send to highway authorities shortly a memorandum upon the layout and construction of roads in which their special attention will be directed to the desirability of providing adequate space for trees and underground services.