§ Mr. Cormack
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of hedgerow and how many ponds will be destroyed as a result of the construction of the M54 Telford-M6 link.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
About 12½ miles of hedge will be removed during construction and some 14 ponds will be lost. Approximately 15 miles of new hedge and 200,000 new trees and shrubs will, however, be planted in the course of landscaping the scheme.