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Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the architectural importance of the old town and walls of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and of the effects on amenity which the breaching of these walls and the broadening the highways would occasion, he will consider an alternative plan for by-passing Berwick-upon-Tweed thus removing the necessity of large-scale re-planning in the town.

A by-pass would not achieve the object of the present proposals to relieve serious congestion in the town centre, as this is caused mainly by traffic having business in the town.As the hon. Member knows, the present proposals take full account of the architectural importance of the old town and walls, and are supported by the Ancient Monuments Board.