A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Design Consultation September 2021

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Closes 6 Nov 2021

Introduction

The A66 Northern Trans-Pennine project covers the length of the A66 between the M6 junction 40 at Penrith to the A1(M) junction 53 at Scotch Corner, which is approximately 50 miles long. The project involves dualling the remaining single carriageway sections of the A66 along with
improvements at key junctions along these lengths.

The A66 plays an integral role for journeys across the north of England and connects the wider road network with surrounding communities, businesses and countryside. The route provides businesses and hauliers a direct link between the east and west coasts of England and the central belt of Scotland, connecting Leeds, Sheffield, and Norwich, with Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Why we’re consulting

A major infrastructure scheme like the A66 project requires a Development Consent Order (DCO) in order to be built, maintained and operated. As part of the planning process we’re required to consult about the proposed application for a DCO, before the application is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. You can find out more about the planning process – click here.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposals. Your feedback is important and will inform our continuing development of the project before we submit our
Development Consent Order application.

More information
A consultation brochure and map booklet have been produced to describe the proposals and provide detailed maps for each section within the project. Please read the consultation material before responding to this feedback form. The brochure and further information, including plans and our Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) with its accompanying Non-Technical
Summary, are available:

  • On the project webpage and virtual consultation room: www.highwaysengland.co.uk/A66-NTP
  • At public consultation events, where the project proposals will be on display and members of the project team available to answer questions
  • Deposit points, where copies of the consultation documents can be viewed

Details about the public events and deposit points are available on the project webpage or you can call us on 0333 090 1192 to find out more. For further information, hard copy requests or accessible consultation materials requests, email A66NTP@highwaysengland.co.uk or call 0333 090 1192.