M54 to M6 Link Road - Statutory Consultation

Closes 5 Jul 2019

Opened 24 May 2019

Overview

We're consulting on our proposals for an improved link between the M54 and the M6.

This statutory consultation follows on from our previous consultation in September 2017 and our selection of the preferred route, which we announced in September 2018.

This consultation is your opportunity to share your views on the design of the proposed scheme in advance of our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO). 

A DCO is a special type of planning application, which is needed for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). Further information on the DCO process can be found on the National Infrastructure Planning website.

Businesses, local authorities, public bodies, road users, local residents and community groups can play an important part in the development of the scheme design.

The consultation will run for 6 weeks, from Friday 24 May to Friday 5 July 2019.


How to get involved

You can use the following methods to respond this consultation:

  • Complete an online version of the response form by following the link below.
     
  • Send a paper copy of the response form to our freepost address: Freepost M54 TO M6 LINK ROAD
     
  • Place a completed copy of the response form into a response box at one of our public consultation events.

To allow us time to collect and assess all responses to this consultation please ensure your response reaches us by 11.59pm on Friday 5 July 2019.

We're holding public consultation events, where you'll be able to find out about the scheme and speak to members of the project team:

Date Time Location

Friday 31 May

1pm to 8pm

Featherstone and Hilton Community Centre, Baneberry Drive, WV10 7TR

Saturday 1 June

11am to 6pm

Featherstone and Hilton Community Centre, Baneberry Drive, WV10 7TR

Wednesday 5 June

1pm to 8pm

Shareshill Village Hall, 1 Elms Lane, WV10 7JS

Saturday 8 June

11am to 6pm

Shareshill Village Hall, 1 Elms Lane, WV10 7JS

Tuesday 11 June

3pm to 8pm

Wedges Mills Village Hall, Wolverhampton Road, WS11 1ST

Thursday 13 June

3pm to 8pm

Cheslyn Hay Village Hall, Pinfold Lane, WS6 7HP

Saturday 15 June

1pm to 8pm

Essington Community Centre, Hobnock Road, WV11 2RF


Consultation documents will also be available to view from 24 May 2019 at the following locations during their normal opening times:
 

Venue

South Staffordshire District Council Offices - Wolverhampton Road, WZ8 1PX

Staffordshire County Council - No.1 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, ST16 2LP

Codsall Library - Wolverhampton Road, WV8 1PX

Cannock Library - Manor Avenue, WS11 1AA

Bilbrook Parish Council - Joeys Lane, WV8 1JL

Collingwood Library - Northwood Park Road, WV10 8EA

Brewood and Coven Parish Council - 35 Stafford Street, T19 9DX

Cheslyn Hay Library and Village Hall - Pinfold Lane, WS6 7HP

Pendeford Library - Whitburn Close, WV9 5NJ

Sainsburys - Cannock Orbital Retail Centre, Voyager Drive, WS11 8XP

Featherstone and Hilton Community Centre - Baneberry Drive, WV10 7TR

Essington Community Centre - Hobnock Road, WV11 2RF

The need for the scheme

This scheme will provide an improved link between the M54 and the M6.

Currently, there’s no direct motorway link from the M54 to the M6 north. Road users wanting to access the M6 north or M6 Toll must use local roads such as the A460, A449 and A5. This means high volumes of both long-distance and local traffic use the local roads to travel this route.

A large volume of local and long-distance traffic uses the A460, which passes through the villages of Featherstone, Hilton and Shareshill.

The A460 has just one lane in each direction with numerous junctions and stretches of road with a 30mph speed limit. It was not designed for the amount and type of traffic currently using it. This results in delays, congestion and high accident rates. There are also air quality issues in the villages along the A460 due to the high volume of traffic.

Fly-through video

Please see the below video for a visual fly-through of the proposed scheme.

Audiences

  • All members of the public

Interests

  • Roads