HC Deb 17 December 1963 vol 686 cc202-3W
Mr. Farr

asked the Minister of Transport when he now proposes to make the Narborough Road South, Braunstone, a dual carriageway; and if he will make a statement on his negotiations with adjoining landowners.

Mr. Marples

I hope that work on the scheme for dualling Narborough Road South can start next summer but it depends upon the completion of the necessary statutory processes. The Order under Section 9 of the Highways Act became operative in mid-October last and a compulsory purchase order for the acquisition of the land required for the scheme was published in draft at the end of that month. Objections to the compulsory purchase order have been received and I am arranging for an independent inspector to hold a public inquiry on 12th February next. Meantime, the district valuer of the Inland Revenue Department has been asked on my behalf to open negotiations with all those persons having interests in land required for the scheme. The work is expected to take two years to complete.