§ Mr. Higgins
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many houses on the preferred route announced for the development of the A27 in the Worthing area are officially blighted; how many owners have begun negotiations for their sale to his Department; and how many sales have now been completed.
§ Mr. Atkins
The Department's preferred route for the A27 Worthing to Lancing would involve the acquisition of land from some 120 houses. Blight notices have been accepted from 79 owners. Of these, 59 have settled compensation with the district valuer and 25 have completed sales to the Department.