Mr. John David Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects work to commence on site for the new Ballyharry primary school, Newtownards; what plans he has to improve the Donaghadee road near the junction with Cronstown road in anticipation of increased traffic going to Ballyharry school; and how many road accidents there were between Cronstown road junction and the access to the new Ballyharry school in the last three months of 1986.
§ Mr. Needham
I understand that the South Eastern education and library board has scheduled work to start on site in August 1987.
The Department of the Environment has a proposal to improve a section of route A48 Newtownards to Donaghadee road near its junction with Cronstown. This scheme is at detailed preparation stage and its implementation will be dependent on the completion of the statutory processes and finance. The scheme is not considered to be related to the provision of the new Ballyharry primary school, which is to be accessed from the recently reconstructed Movilla road.
The only personal injury accident, during the last quarter of 1986, in the general area between the proposed school site and Cronstown road occurred within the estate road system, at the junction of Abbeydale avenue and Abbeydale park.