§ Mr. Lomas
asked the Minister of Transport what representation he has received from the Outlane Golf Club and the Outlane Cricket Club in connection with the Outlane-Calder section of the Lancashire-Yorkshire motorway, near Huddersfield; and why negotiations between these bodies and his Department on the subject of compensation are taking so long to complete.
Mr. Bob Brown
The cricket club objected to the draft scheme. Both the cricket club and golf club subscribed to the Outlane Objection Committee, who contended at the public inquiry into the scheme that the published line would seriously affect the golf club and would make the cricket ground unusable as such, and suggested an alternative line. The Inspector recommended that the scheme be made as published, and this was done.
Negotiations on compensation have not yet been completed because of the complex issues involved and the uncertainty of the clubs' proposals for their future continuation.