HC Deb 08 November 1954 vol 532 cc105-6W
Mr. Nield

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will make a statement as to the possibilities of completing the ring road, which was in part constructed before the last war, round the city of Chester.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Since the line of the Chester southern ring road, between the Chester-Whitchurch Road A.41 and the Chester-Bangor Road A.55, was established in 1941 under the Trunk Roads Act, 1936, it has become necessary to modify the line because of development which has taken place and in order to avoid the severance of valuable agricultural land. This modification will require an amending order, which I hope to publish in the near future. Thereafter, objections must be considered, if necessary at a public inquiry, and it would be some time before the order could be made. The preparation of engineering details and the acquisition of land cannot be put in hand until the order is made and I am unable at present to forecast when it will be possible to authorise construction.