§ Mr. Marples
I am satisfied that it would be impracticable to carry out a satisfactory widening of the existing road through Elloughton village and that a by-pass is required. There are considerable difficulties in deciding on a route for the by-pass because of the need to minimise the adverse effect on valuable agricultural land. A number of possible routes have been rejected for this purpose. We are now examining a new route proposed by the County Surveyor of the East Riding. If this seems likely to be acceptable we shall begin the statutory processes to establish the line as soon as possible.
It is too early to say when road works could begin, but I am giving high priority to the improvement of the main roads leading to Hull.