§ 64. Mr. McKay
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that Gosforth High Street is the chief shopping centre for Gosforth and is a narrow part of the main A.1 road north, and that the Gosforth Urban District Council have under consideration a development plan for the district that would make for 133W general safety and convenience; what consultations he has had with the local council about improvements on this part of the road; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hay
We have been kept fully informed of conditions in Gosforth High Street. I regret that the Urban District Council have found it necessary to object to the experimental measures we have proposed to improve safety at the Elmfield Road junction. The Council's proposal for resiting the central shopping area to the west of A.1 is primarily a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government, but our Divisional Road Engineer has recently offered to discuss the road and traffic, aspects of the proposal with the Council.