We are now consulting with the general public on our proposals for the Trans-Pennine Upgrade before submitting a planning application to construct the scheme.
We encourage everyone to get involved in this consultation and to do so before 25 March 2018. To take part, please visit our consultation page, where you will find:
- an online response form
- a printable version of our response form
- our public consultation brochure
- our public consultation leaflet
- a leaflet explaining Development Consent Orders (DCO)
- a non-technical summary of our Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR)
Please see 'the scheme in detail' below for more information on our proposals. The Mottram Moor and A57(T) to A57 link roads element of the scheme is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008 and will require us to apply for a Development Consent Order (DCO) before it can be built.
We are also consulting with you on safety and technology improvements along the A628 and at the A616/A61(T) Westwood roundabout, however these are not subject to the DCO process and we will not require planning permission.
TThe consultation runs from 12 February 2018 until 25 March 2018. We are holding six consultation events during this time, please see below.
Once the consultation has closed on 25 March 2018, comments received will be taken into account and will inform further refinements to the upgrade, where possible, and our approach to environmental mitigation. All responses will be analysed and compiled into a report which will form part of our planning application and will also be available following submission of the application. We propose to submit the planning application by winter 2018/19 and, provided it is granted, we estimate that works will start on the link roads in 2020.
|November 2017||Announcement of our preferred route|
|February to March 2018||Public consultation|
|Winter 2018/19||Submission of planning application|
Consultation events will take place at the following venues during the consultation period:
|Saturday 17 February 2018||12 noon to 6pm||Mottram C of E Primary School||Warhill, Mottram, Hyde, SK14 6JL|
|Wednesday 28 February 2018||2pm to 8pm||Bradbury Community House||Market Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AR|
|Saturday 3 March 2018||11am to 5pm||Tesco||Stockport Road, Hattersley, Hyde, SK14 6QA|
|Monday 5 March 2018||12 noon to 6pm||Tankersley Welfare Hall||Pilley Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3AP|
|Friday 9 March 2018||11am to 5pm||St Maryâ€™s Church||Market Street, Hollingworth, Hyde, SK14 8NE|
|Saturday 10 March 2018||11am to 5pm||Mottram Community Centre||Church Brow, Mottram, Hyde, SK14 6JJ|
Why we need this scheme
The existing route connecting the M67 at Mottram in Longdendale to the M1, north of Sheffield, mostly consists of single carriageway sections with steep gradients and sharp bends. The existing route currently causes a number of negative issues for local people.
Sections of the route can also be badly affected by poor weather and accident rates are above the national average. The road is often closed for these reasons, which means it is not as reliable as it should be. The lack of technology in the area, such as electronic information signs, also means that there is little information available for road users to make effective decisions about their journey.
The scheme in detail
In November 2017 we announced our preferred package. We are proposing to deliver the following elements:
- Mottram Moor link road â€“ a new dual carriageway from the M67 junction 4 roundabout to a new junction on A57(T) Mottram Moor and a new single carriageway connecting to the A6018 Roe Cross Road.
- A57(T) to A57 link road â€“ a new single carriageway link from the A57(T) at Mottram Moor to a new junction on the A57 on Woolley Bridge.
- Safety and technology improvements â€“ including safety measures focused on addressing accident hotspots and the provision of electronic message signs.
- A616/A61(T) Westwood roundabout â€“ improvements to reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic through the roundabout in Tankersley, Sheffield.
The aims of this scheme include:
- connectivity â€“ by reducing congestion and improving the reliability of peopleâ€™s journeys between the Manchester and Sheffield city regions.
- environmental â€“ by improving air quality and reducing noise levels in certain areas, through reduced congestion and removal of traffi c from residential areas. The scheme is also being designed to avoid unacceptable impacts on the natural environment and landscape in the Peak District National Park.
- societal â€“ by re-connecting local communities along the Trans-Pennine route.
- capacity â€“ by reducing delays and queues that occur during busy periods and improving the performance of junctions on the route.
- reliability â€“ by reducing the number of incidents and by the use of technology to advise drivers of incidents along the route.
- safety â€“ by reducing the number of accidents along the route through targeted improvement measures
If you believe you are entitled to make a Part I claim for compensation under the Land Compensation Act 1973, please find more information on the Part I claims website.
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