§ 29. Mr. Liddell-Grainger
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on his decision on the Walton Ashcott bypass. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
We decided to turn down Somerset county council's bid because the scheme had not been considered sufficiently in a wider strategic context, including SWARMMS; it is inconsistent with Regional Planning Guidance and the County Structure Plan; and178W improving road access is considered to have the capacity to generate development of a scale inappropriate to Glastonbury and Street.