HC Deb 01 December 1959 vol 614 c124W
Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Minister of Transport what arrangements have been made to plant trees and shrubs in the centre strip and at the sides of the new motorway.

Mr. Marples

Planting on M.1 will follow the general recommendations of my Advisory Committee on the Landscape Treatment of Trunk Roads. Detailed plans have been prepared by the consulting engineers and have been approved by the Committee. Planting will shortly begin. Substantial groups of native trees will be planted at selected points, including the approaches to bridges. Cuttings, embankments and the central reserve will as a rule simply be grassed.