HC Deb 14 January 1964 vol 687 c24W
Sir R. Thompson

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can now give an assurance that the route to be followed by the London-Crawley motorway will cross that part of the former Croydon Airport designated as open space, so as to minimise interference with large-scale redevelopment plans already approved for other parts of the site; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Marples

If the route of the motorway crossed the former Croydon Airport site it would be confined to the open part and I would do all I could to minimise its indirect effects upon those parts of the site which are to be built on. But while the motorway route remains uncertain I see no point in making a statement.