§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement on recent developments regarding the proposed fly-over bridge at Old Shoreham, Sussex.
§ Mr. Marples
In view of the strong objections expressed by local interests against the rout originally investigated for the proposed new bridge and approach roads at Old Shoreham, various alternatives have been explored. One of these appears to be practicable from the engineering point of view, and I am now consulting the appropriate authorities about it. We shall, of course, also bear in mind the views which have been expressed by various bodies interested in preserving the amenities of Shoreham.
In due course we hope to publish proposals as a draft Order under Section 7 of the Highways Act, 1959. There will then be ample opportunity for any interested parties to lodge objections or make representations and if necessary a public inquiry will be held before coming to a decision.