HC Deb 29 April 1959 vol 604 cc125-6W
64. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation on what trunk road and motorway projects, apart from the London-Birmingham motorway, he has consulted the Advisory Committee on Landscape Treatment of Trunk Roads; and to what extent, in respect of any such schemes, the Committee has expressed the view that it was not consulted at an early enough stage.

Mr. Watkinson

Since their appointment in 1956 the Committee have considered the proposed lines of route for 17 trunk road projects, and 5 motorway projects. The Committee or their representatives have also inspected 28 schemes at a later stage in order to consider landscaping treatment. Lists of these schemes are published below.

The Committee have also considered 156 detailed planting schemes. I am very grateful to them for the great contribution that they are making to the amenity aspect of our new road system.

It is our policy to consult the Committee at all appropriate stages. but in the early years of the road programme, as the Committee appreciate, it was not possible, without seriously delaying schemes, to give them a full opportunity to consider all lines of route for which plans were already far advanced or were of special urgency.

Following are the schemes

(a) Proposed lines of route considered by the Advisory Committee:

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