§ 42. Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether, in view of mounting public feeling over the choice of site for the proposed Adur viaduct bridge at Old Shoreham, Sussex, he will agree to settle the new bridge line by negotiation and agreement with the appointed representatives of the local bodies which have expressed concern, rather than to impose the line arbitrarily and force a public inquiry.
§ Mr. Nugent
The proposal is in an early stage and, in accordance with our normal practice, we do not intend to publish a draft Order showing a proposed line for the new bridge until we have consulted the appropriate authorities.
We will also bear in mind the views which have been expressed to us by the local bodies referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend.