§ Mr. Hamling
asked the Minister of Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that new urban motorways and similar major roads will be properly related to their surroundings.
§ Mr. Marsh
In consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government, I have set up a Committee to investigate the problems raised by urban highway building.
The terms of reference are:
- (1) to examine present policies used in fitting major roads into urban areas;
- (2) to consider what changes would enable urban roads to be related better to their surroundings, physically, visually and socially;
- (3) to examine the consequences of such changes particularly from the points of view of
- (a) limitations on resources, both public and private;
- (b) changes in statutory powers and administrative procedures;
- (c) any issues of public policy that the changes would raise;
- (4) to recommend what changes, if any, should be made.
Membership of the Committee will be:
- Mr. J. D. Jones, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Transport (Chairman).
- Professor M. E. Beesley, London Graduate School of Business Studies.
- Mr. K. H. Blessley, Valuer and Estates Surveyor, Greater London Council.
- Lord Cunliffe, Director, Architectural Association.
- Mr. A. Goldstein, Travers Morgan and Partners (Consulting Engineers).
- Professor P. Hall, University of Reading. Mr. S. Holmes, Town Clerk, Liverpool.
- Mr. E. E. Hollamby, Architect and Town Planning Officer, Lambeth.
- Professor N. Lichfield, University College, London.
- Mr. A. W. Peterson, Director General and Clerk, Greater London Council.
- Mr. P. F. Stott, Traffic Commissioner and Director of Transportation, Greater London Council.
- Mr. C. G. Thirlwall, Engineer and Building Surveyor, Leeds.
- Mr. B. H. Wilson, Town Clerk, Camden. Sir Hugh Wilson, Wilson & Wormersley (Architect Planners).
- Representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Housing and Local Government.
The Committee has been asked to relate its study to the major urban areas generally but to pay particular regard to problems in London.