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Trunk Road, Brereton Green

Volume 530: debated on Wednesday 21 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is aware of the public anxiety felt in the district at the decision of his Department that the Winchester—Preston Trunk Road (Brereton Green Division) Order, 1954, and the Brereton Green Improvements Order, 1954, cannot be put into effect in the near future; that the proposal to make the bend at Brereton safer by minor variations of kerb lines, installation of reflector posts and the resiting of some of the signs is regarded by the public and by the local authorities concerned as inadequate and unlikely to lessen danger at this point, particularly during the winter; and whether, to alleviate this anxiety, he will give further consideration to the present decision.

I know that there has been local anxiety about conditions on the trunk road at Brereton Green, but it has not been represented to us that the minor works proposed are unlikely to lessen danger here. I regret that I cannot promise the early construction of the diversion, but we will certainly bear its desirability in mind.