Great Barr Road Scheme, Oldbury

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th April 1962.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Moyle Mr Arthur Moyle , Oldbury and Halesowen 12:00 am, 4th April 1962

asked the Minister of Transport what is the present position of the proposed Great Barr special road scheme within the borough of Oldbury; and when road operations will begin.

Photo of Mr John Hay Mr John Hay , Henley

A draft scheme under Section 11 of the Highways Act, 1959, published on 4th March, 1960, showed this road running on viaduct over the railway for about two miles in the Borough of Oldbury. Some seventy objections were received to this part of the scheme. Detailed examination of the line has shown that it would involve substantial demolition of property and cause serious overshadowing. We are therefore investigating, in collaboration with the local authority, an alternative line to the west of the railway which seems less likely to affect homes and property. It is too early to say when road building might begin.