§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what applications have been made to develop a service area complex on the Al2 near Brentwood; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
I understand that Brentwood district council has recently received two such applications for planning permission, one in respect of each carriageway of the Al2. The Department will be formally notifying the council of its response to the applications after considering any implications for the free and safe flow of trunk road traffic.