§ 45. Mr. McKay
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of local concern about the proposal of Northumberland County Council to demolish residential and commercial property in High Street, Gosforth, with a residual life of 50 years; and whether, in view of local concern about the expense involved and the depreciation of property values, he will re-align the A.1 road so as to by-pass the centre of Gosforth and avoid destruction of the shopping centre.
§ Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett
We have no plans for diverting the present road. These town redevelopment proposals have been put forward by the County Council for local discussion. As my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government told the hon. Member on 5th February, there will be opportunities for objections to be heard before any decision is taken on the proposals if submitted.