§ Mr. Guy Barnett
asked the Minister of Transport if he will list the names of contractors employed by counties, including the Greater London Council, acting as the agents of the Government, who are currently engaged in the construction of motorways and trunk roads.722W
land not already earmarked for development will be used in each of the three alternative proposals for the route of the proposed Shrewsbury bypass.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The approximate acreages of land, not already earmarked for development, likely to be required for each of the three alternative plans (with the various options) included in the consultation document entitled "A new A5 bypass for Shrewsbury and A5 and A49 route improvements", are:
Route Acres Red with Option A 220 Red with Option B 270 Green with Option C 260 Green with Option D 280 Yellow with Option A 200 Yellow with Option B 250
These figures are based on the possible standards for the new road described in the consultation document. The precise land take will depend on the standards ultimately chosen and on the detailed design.