Consultation Hub

Welcome to Citizen Space. This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you.

Recently updated consultations are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

Open Consultations
Trans-Pennine Upgrade
M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange 2018
M20 junction 3 to 5 smart motorway
A417 Missing Link
A1 Birtley to Coal House improvements
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Closed Consultations
A30 Chiverton Cross to Carland Cross statutory consultation
A303 Sparkford to Ilchester statutory consultation
M42 junction 6 improvement statutory consultation
A358 Taunton to Southfields Dualling Scheme
M25 junction 30/A13
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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

We asked for feedback an option to improve the A358 between the M5 at Taunton and Southfields Roundabout on the A303. To help analyse feedback received from the consultation the route was divided into two sections as follows

Section 1 – a new motorway junction and dual carriageway from the M5 to West Hatch

Section 2 – upgrading the remainder of the A358 along the line of the existing road to Southfields Roundabout on the A303

You Said

The public events were attended by 1,670 people and a total of 1,198 questionnaires were returned. The questionnaire responses received were primarily from members of the local community, with a number of statutory and non statutory bodies submitting formal reports and letters in place of a questionnaire.

When asked in the consultation questionnaire, ‘to what degree do you believe the scheme proposal has achieved the objectives?’ 53% of respondents either disagreed or strongly disagreed that the proposals would meet the scheme objectives.

The results outlined above were largely attributed to Section 1 of the scheme. Many respondents wanted to see more options for connecting the upgraded A358 with the M5 and more solutions to alleviate the level of traffic through Henlade. There was less concern about the principle of upgrading the A358 along the route of the existing road for Section 2 of the scheme.

We Did

We analysed the results from the consultation and have concluded that, before selecting a preferred route, it would be beneficial to hold a further consultation on our scheme proposals, with more options for connecting with the M5.

We have published a report summarising the findings of the first consultation.

This report summarises how the first consultation was handled and the responses that were received. It does not include our response to them though. This will be included in a further consultation report, which will be written after the new consultation ended, and published when we make our preferred route announcement for the scheme. 

Fnd out more about the new consultation.


We Asked

Consultation update

We are holding a new consultation on our proposals to improve journeys on the Trans-Pennine route between the Manchester and Sheffield city regions. This new consultation will help us to shape the scheme before we submit our planning application for consent to build it.

Please visit the new consultation page for more details.

Consultation 2017

We asked for feedback on a package of measures to improve the Trans-Pennine route between Manchester and Sheffield, with the intention of reducing congestion and improving journey times, reliability and safety.

You Said

Over 1,000 people attended the public information events that were held and we received 878 completed questionnaires.

We received clear feedback in response to the proposed link roads and the safety and technology improvements. 

We also received useful comments about the need to improve Westwood Roundabout in Tankersley near Sheffield.

We Did

On the 2 November we confirmed the preferred package for the Trans-Pennine upgrade programme.  The following elements are now being taken forward to the next stage of development:

  • Mottram Moor and A57(T) to A57 Link Roads: Option A was identified as the preferred route. This option performed the best in terms of community impact and had the most support from those taking part in the consultation.   
  • Safety and technology: There was broad support for the majority of the proposed measures, so we are doing further work to identify how they can be best used along the route.

As part of the announcement we are not including a preferred route for the A628 climbing lanes. Instead the need for the climbing lanes will be looked at again when the Trans-Pennine Tunnel strategic study, which is considering transformative options for connecting Manchester and Sheffield, is published.

The proposal to dual the A61 will also be looked at again so we can further assess what needs to be done. In the meantime we will take forward some work at Westwood Roundabout to improve congestion and traffic flows.

For more information on the development of the project or to subscribe to our web alerts, visit the scheme website.

Copies of the full public consultation report are also available to view at the following local venues:

  • Barnsley: Central Library
  • Broadbottom: Community Centre; Magdalene Centre
  • Gamesley: Community and Sports Centre
  • Glossop: Glossop Library; Leisure Centre; Bradbury Community House
  • Hadfield: Library
  • Hattersley: Hattersley Hub; Tesco Hattersley; Hattersley Library
  • Hollingsworth: Post Office; St Mary’s Church
  • Langsett: Bank View Café
  • Mottram: Post Office; J. Wood and Company Ironmongers
  • Sheffield: Penistone Library; Stocksbridge Library
  • Tankersley: Welfare Hall; Post Office

We Asked

We asked for feedback on our proposals to upgrade the A303 between Sparkford and Ilchester to relieve congestion, support regional economic growth and improve access between communities, workplaces and local services.

You Said

A total of 735 stakeholders attended the public events and we received 1,237 questionnaire responses.

82% of people agreed that something should be done to address the problems on the A303. The responses showed overwhelming support for the principle of the scheme and significant majority support for Option 1.

As well as giving views on specific elements of the project, people provided feedback on themes such as the environment and the local community, as well as suggestions for additional junctions and crossing points.

The views expressed and matters raised are summarised in our preferred route leaflet with more detail provided in our report on public consultation. You can find both of these in the ‘files’ section below.

We Did

We read and considered every response and comment you gave us and, together with the results of further surveys and assessments, used this information to review and improve our initial proposals.

Following on from this we are now undertaking a statutory consultation for you to express your views on the design of the proposed scheme in advance of our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to authorise construction of the project. For more information please visit the statutory consultation page.