HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 cc258-9W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what(a) representations have been received from and (b) meetings have taken place with representatives of East Sussex County Council since 2 May in respect of (i) the proposal to reinstate the Lewes-Uckfield railway line, (ii) the A27 Lewes-Polegate trunk road and (iii) the proposed A27 Polegate bypass. [22944]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Since 2 May 1997, there have been no representations made by East Sussex County Council to the Department, nor meetings held, regarding proposals to reinstate the Lewes-Uckfield railway line.

Representations on the A27 Lewes-Polegate schemes, and the A27 Polegate Bypass scheme, has been received from East Sussex County Council in the form of a documented response to the Roads Review. We are currently considering the comments made by the County Council alongside the many other we have received. East Sussex County Council participated in a Regional Roads Review Seminar, held last October, which covered these schemes. In addition, as part of our consideration of the Accelerated Roads Review, Ministers met local MPs to discuss the proposed Weald and Downland DBFO project. Representatives of East Sussex County Council were part of the delegations accompanying Members at these meetings.