M42 junction 6 improvement statutory consultation

Closes 19 Feb 2018

Opened 9 Jan 2018

Overview

We are consulting on our proposals for the design of the M42 junction 6 improvement scheme held in accordance with the Planning Act 2008 in advance of an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to authorise construction of the project.

The need for the scheme

Junction 6 of the M42 connects the M42 motorway to the A45 to the east of Birmingham, near the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). It has almost reached capacity causing severe congestion and delays across the network. This congestion will increase as traffic levels grow due to the planned and aspirational developments in the area.

During 2016, we identified and assessed a number of options to improve the junction. Following a public consultation into the viable options, the preferred route for the scheme was announced on 7 August 2017.

This consultation is in relation to the proposed M42 Junction 6 Improvement scheme. It is a statutory consultation giving the community and other stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the proposed design of the scheme and held in accordance with the Planning Act 2008 in advance of an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to authorise construction of the project.

This consultation is your opportunity to express your views on the design of the proposed scheme. Businesses, local authorities, public bodies, road users and the communities and neighbouring areas can play an important part in the development of the scheme design. Your feedback is therefore essential to this consultation as it will enable us to improve the scheme before we start the planning process.

Have your say by completing the questionnaire below.

Consultation events

Location Date and Time
The Arden Hotel, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, B92 0EH Tuesday 9 January 2018, 1pm to 8pm
St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Bickenhill, B92 0DN Thursday 11 January 2018, 12pm to 8pm
Catherine de Barnes Village Hall, Hampton Lane, B91 2TJ Saturday 13 January 2018, 10am to 4pm
Marston Green Parish Hall, 38 Elmdon Road, Marston Green, B37 7BT Wednesday 17 January 2018, 12pm to 8pm
Fentham Hall Marsh Lane,Hampton-in-Arden, B92 0AH Friday 19 January 2018, 12pm to 8pm
Warwickshire Gaelic Athletic Association, The Clubhouse, Catherine de Barnes lane, Bickenhill, B92 0DB Saturday 27 January 2018, 10am to 4pm
The Core, Touchwood, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10am to 5.45pm. A selection of presentation boards will remain at The Core until 19 February 2018

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • All members of the public

Interests

  • Roads