Large Logistics Parks (Transport Infrastructure)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:07 am on 7th December 2016.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby 11:07 am, 7th December 2016

Like the constituencies of both my hon. Friend and my hon. Friend Alberto Costa, whom I congratulate on securing this debate, my constituency has a very large number of logistics parks. We must not stand in the way of economic development, but it is important that infrastructure is provided.

The issue is a concern to my constituents in villages such as Monks Kirby and Pailton, who are affected by the proposals for the large logistics site in Leicestershire. The solution to that problem is improving the A5; I hope the Minister will tell us about proposals for dualling the A5, which forms the boundary between my constituency and the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for South Leicestershire.