HC Deb 03 March 1967 vol 742 cc177-8W
Mr. Kershaw

asked the Minister of Transport (1) what plans she has for by-passing Tetbury, Minchinhampton, Painswick, and Didmarton; what the routes of the by-passes will be; how much they will cost; and when the work will start;

(2) whether she is aware that the rapidly increasing heavy traffic is causing damage to ancient buildings in the Cotswold areas and that the congestion in the streets in those areas is causing danger and inconvenience to the public and financial loss to traders; what plans she has for by-passing the villages and towns most seriously affected; and whether she will make a statement.

Mr. Swingler

The places mentioned are on county roads, except for Painswick, which is on trunk road A46. In this case my right hon. Friend has proposals for a by-pass to the west costing some £250,000. It has not yet found a place in the road programme because the completion of the M5 motorway will significantly affect the volume of through traffic on A46.

I understand the County Council have proposals for by-passes of Didmarton and Tetbury, each costing under £100,000.

If there are particular problems at other places in the Cotswolds area and the lion. Member would write to me, I should be glad to look into them.

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