§ Lord Allerton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether any further plans have been made for reducing the traffic congestion on Wardley Hill, some three miles to the west of Uppingham on the A.47 road, and if so when they will be implemented.
§ The Earl of Avon
The Wardley Hill improvement scheme is listed in the Government's White PaperPolicy for Roads: England 1980—Cmnd. 7908—as a scheme on which preparation work will be temporarily suspended at a suitable point and resume when there is a prospect of fitting it in.
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State of Transport expects to announce at the end of this month the line of a new road to replace the existing length of the A.47 trunk road at Wardley Hill. The local planning authority will be asked to protect the line.
Further preparation work on the scheme will be temporarily suspended at this point.
I will arrange for my noble friend to receive a copy of the announcement.