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3MG Access Road (aka Western Link Road)

Link Road
Local authority area:
Halton Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Halton Borough Council

This link road proposal is currently being progressed despite the fact that the developments on the land the road will lead to have been refused planning permission. (local news report)

On green belt land next to the River Mersey.

Total cost: £5.4 million
Length: 1.9 km (est)

Funding info: Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has granted a £5.4m loan to the project.

Planning info: A planning application for the development of a link road from 3MG to the A5300 was submitted to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Halton Borough Council in Jan 2008

Construction could start in:2012 - under construction

Campaigners:
Halebank Parish Council won court battle to stop Halton council’s plans for a huge warehouse nearby. However, Halton Borough Council still plans to build the access road -

A1 Lobley Hill to A184 Improvement

Link road
Local authority area:
Gateshead Council
Who is promoting it?: HA

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed this project would be funded by the Highways Agency:Action for Roads.

Alongside the Highways Agency, Gateshead Council is working up this Scheme as part of its City Deal and in December 2013, the Department for Transport announced the scheme would be extended and an extra £20 million provided - DfT announcement online. The Highways Agency is expected to produce a final scheme design during 2014 - local news report on initial design exhibitions.

The Save Dunston Hill campaign objects to the scheme on a number of grounds. The scheme claims to facilitate the delivery of the Local Development Framework (LDF), but proposed housing development on green belt land close to the A1 would aggravate the chronic local traffic congestion around the A1 in Gateshead. Furthermore, the northbound link road element of the plan seems likely to require substantial demolition of homes in Dunston, where homes sit right above the A1, which is in a cutting at that point. The executive housing development is not required to meet local housing plans. There are adequate brownfield sites in Dunston, which also have less congested local road networks.

More details:
Highways Agency Project PageDetails of scheme in Newcastle / Gateshead strategy.

Total cost: £77 million
Length: 6 km in total (estimate)

Funding info: In in the National Infrastructure Plan and has Highways Agency funding, with local and developer contributions

Planning info: Undergoing public exhibitions and environmental assessments, along with design work on extended route. Applications expected during 2014.

Construction could start in:2015

Campaigners:
A local campaign group, Save Dunston Hill, are opposing the proposal.


A1 Newcastle-Gateshead Western bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Newcastle City Council / Gateshead Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at two sections of the A1 - the section between Newcastle and Scotland and the "A1 Newcastle-Gateshead Western bypass":Action for Roads.These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

Total cost:
Length: Unknown

Funding info: Subject of a Highways Agency feasibility study

Planning info: No planning permissions obtained.

Construction could start in:2016


A1 widening between Newcastle and Scotland

Widening and Bypass
Local authority area:
Northumberland County Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at this route:Action for Roads. These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

Various Highways Agency schemes to widen the A1 inthis area are either on hold or cancelled. The CBI has called on these projects to be candidates for new tolled roads - read their list of road proposals here (pdf).

Projects currently on hold at the Highways agency are: A1 Morpeth to Felton Dualling and the A1 Adderstone to Belford Dualling

More details:
Highways Agency project pages: 1. A1 Morpeth to Felton Dualling 2. A1 Adderstone to Belford Dualling

Total cost:
Length: 17 km

Funding info: Projects currently 'on hold' at the Highways Agency but the subject of feasibility studies.

Planning info: A preferred route was decided in 2005 before the project was put on hold.

Construction could start in:2016


A1(M) Welwyn Garden City - Stevenage

Widening
Local authority area:
Hertfordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Hertfordshire County Council/Hertfordshire Local Transport Body

Capacity increases on the A1(M) from junction 6 to 8 between Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage. Options being assessed include full widening to a three lane dual carriageway or Managed Motorway-style all-lane running using the hard shoulder. Prioritised by the Hertfordshire Local Transport Body for funding in July 2013 - LTB documents online. However, the promoters have since withdrawn it from that programme - news from October 2013 on the Herts County Council website.

Total cost: £28.1 - £49.4 million
Length: 8 km (est)

Funding info: Initially awarded between £28.1 and £49.4 million by Hertfordshire LTB, which published its first priority list of schemes in July 2013. However, the promoters have now withdrawn the scheme from the 2015-19 programme.

Planning info: Land would be needed for full widening, but hard shoulder running would be done within the current road boundary. The proposal to the LTB says "Land would be secured by agreement" and also outlines how public consultation would be required.

Construction could start in:2019


A1/A19/A194 Tyneside Ring Road

Widening
Local authority area:
Newcastle and Gateshead City Councils
Who is promoting it?: North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP)

A 'unified Tyneside Ring Road' created by developing the A1, A19 and A194 routes. Supported as a long-term plan by the NELEP Independent Economic Review in April 2013 to follow on from current junction improvements: media release from NELEP

Total cost: Unknown
Length: Scope of widening not yet known.

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:Unknown


A11 Fiveways to Thetford Improvement

Widening and bypass
Local authority area:
Suffolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Widening 14km of the A11 to a dual carriageway between Fiveways and Thetford, along with a bypass of Elveden. Works are due to start in 2012/13.

This section of the A11 lies within an area known as 'The Brecks' or 'Breckland' which is an area of considerable ecological, archaeological and landscape value. There are proposals to designate most of the surrounding area as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for the protection of three rare birds: the Stone Curlew, Nightjar and Woodlark. Other parts of the area are a candidate special Area of Conservation (SAC) which relates to rare habitats. There are also a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).

More details:
From the Highways Agency: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/A11-Fiveways-to-Thetford-Improvement

Total cost: £134 million
Length: 14 km
Carbon impact: Highways Agency gives an increase of 79,651 tonnes over the 60 year appraisal period.

Funding info: Is in the Highways Agency's 'planned' programme.

Planning info: Public Inquiry held in 2009. Decision announced March 2011.

Construction could start in:2013 - under construction


A12 improvement

Widening
Local authority area:
Essex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Essex County Council and South East LEP

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Widening of the A12 in Essex. The route was the subject of one of the Highways Agency's three pilot Route-Based Strategies - RBS document published May 2013.

A number of widening projects for the A12 appeared in Roads for Prosperity in 1989, and in1999, a number of projects were included in proposals coming out of LOIS (London to Ipswich Multi-Modal Study). These included widening of the A12 from Chelmsford to Colchester to a 3-lane dual carriageway. In 2008, an independent commission of inquiry for Essex County Council looked at the A12 again and concluded that comprehensive 3-lane widening was not affordable as it would cost close to £1 billion. However, the inquiry report recommended: "a plan to bring the A12 where it is not currently dual 3-lane in Essex, and as far as Ipswich, up to modern dual 2-lane standard with 9.9m wide carriageways and with lay-bys and on- and off-slip roads up to current standards." (Read the 2008 A12 report (pdf))

Total cost: up to £1 billion
Length: 46.6 km

Funding info: Subject of a Highways Agency Route-Based Strategy study in 23013. Funding plans will be developed with the HA and LEP during 2013-14.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015-2017


A12 Lowestoft Lake Lothing Third Crossing

Bridge
Local authority area:
Suffolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Suffolk County Council/Highways Agency

A new bridge to form a new part of the A12 trunk road across Lake Lothing in Lowestoft. The Highways Agency and Local Authority conducted a feasibility study into the new crossing in 2009 and plans could easily be brought forward. The Lowestoft Transport Strategy available here states that: "The county council will also continue to support the Highways Agency in developing and securing funding in the longer term for a third river crossing of Lake Lothing for motorised traffic. We recognise that the Highways Agency does not have any current proposal to provide a bridge."

The County Council commissioned a new feasibility study in December 2013, and a consultation on three different options is now expected in May 2014.

Total cost: £37 million
Length: 0.5 km

Funding info: Not currently in the Highways Agency's planned programme.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


A12 Saxmundham to Wickham Market - 4 Villages Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Suffolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Suffolk County Council/Norfolk and Suffolk Local Transport Body

Was a proposal in Trunk Roads Into the 90s, in 1989

Appears in the priority scheme list for Norfolk and Suffolk Local Transport Body, published in July 2013 - LTB documents online.

Previously, it had been hoped the bypass could be revived with funding from EDF, related to HGV traffic at Sizewell C, but this was refused in 2012 - local newspaper story.The East Anglian Daily Times is running a 'Bypass the 4 Villages' campaign and pushing for funding to be given from the LEP.

More details:
Information in this document about a 2006 consultation carried out by Breckland Council: word document

Total cost: £45 million
Length: Unknown

Funding info: Prioritised by Norfolk and Suffolk LTB in July 2013. The exact contribution from the LTB is to be decided and is unlikely to cover a high proportion of the cost.

Planning info: Appears in the Suffolk Local Transport Plan and the Lowestoft Transport and Infrastructure Prospectus document produced in 2013. No current permissions in place. Was proposed in the 199

Construction could start in:2016


A120 Braintree to A12 Link Road

Link road
Local authority area:
Essex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency, Colchester Council

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

A new 2-lane dual carriageway between the Braintree Bypass and the A12 near Feering.

Ranked 8 in SE LEP's draft priority list of 'nationally significant' road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

The proposal will require the loss of approximately 122 hectares of land of which 108 hectares are grade 2 agricultural land.

Total cost: £500 million
Length: 12 km

Funding info:

Planning info: Scheme last put on hold by the Highways Agency In July 2009 and does not currently appear in its 'planned' programme.

Construction could start in:2017-

Campaigners:
Braintree council opposed it in 2005 - their comments to the Highways Agency (pdf)


A120 Hare Green to Harwich

Widening
Local authority area:
Essex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Essex County Council and South East LEP

Ranked 4 in SE LEP's draft priority list of 'nationally significant' road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

The road was included in a pilot Highways Agency Route Based Strategy, published March 2013. This concluded that additional capacity on this stretch should be 'kept under review'. The road is also part of the new and wider Route Based Strategy programme, in the 'East of England' set of routes.

Total cost:
Length: 16.5 km (estimate)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017


A120 Little Hadham Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Hertfordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Hertfordshire County Council/LTB

Appears in Hertfordshire County Council's Local Transport Plan and is a priority scheme for the new Hertfordshire Local Transport Body. The bypass, on the A120, is aimed at reducing congestion at traffic lights in the village of Little Hadham.

More details:
Scheme outline in proposal to LTB.

Total cost: £28.6 million
Length: 4.9 km

Funding info: Assigned £28.6 million by Hertfordshire Local Transport Body in July 2013, as the LTB's first priority scheme - LTB documents online. Stansted Airport is also making a £0.5 million contribution.

Planning info: A preferred route has been decided upon after consultation in 2007. The Herts LTB indicative timetable says planning permission and CPO processes will be obtained by the end of 2015 and may take 24 months.

Construction could start in:2018


A127 M25 to Southend Boundary

Widening
Local authority area:
Essex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Essex County Council and South East LEP

The original dualling of this road was in the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Further widening of the A127 between the M25 and Rayleigh in Essex from a 2-lane to a 3-lane dual carriageway. Ranked 4 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Total cost:
Length: 26 km (estimate)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017

Campaigners:
South East Essex Friends of the Earth is opposed to this scheme: www.seefoe.org.uk


A13 Widening

Widening
Local authority area:
Thurrock
Who is promoting it?: Essex County Council and South East LEP

Widening of the A13 between Pitsea and Thurrock. The project is being planned in three parts and promoted as a short term priority by South East LEP.

Ranked 4, 5 and 10 in SE LEP's draft priority list of short-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Total cost: unknown
Length: 6.8 km (est)

Funding info: unknown

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2013-2017

Campaigners:
Thurrock Wildlife Society has opposed the project.


A130/A131 Chelmsford North East Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Essex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Essex County Council and South East LEP

Ranked 5 in SE LEP's draft priority list of short-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework. However, no funds are yet available for this proposal.

Construction of the bypass would sever a number of local footpaths and bridleways.

More details:
Essex County Council project page

Total cost: between £229 million and £262 million
Length: 5.5 km

Funding info: Yet to be secured. The Essex County Council page for the project says "Funding is unlikely to be available for delivery of the bypass before 2021"

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017

Campaigners:
Campaigners Chelmsford North Action Group and local Liberal Democrats opposed the plans for large-scale housing in North West Chelmsford, which were given permission in 2009.


A14 in Cambridgeshire

Widening and bypass
Local authority area:
Cambridgeshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Cambridgeshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Highways Agency

Latest: New plans are being made and a consultation was carried out in 2013 on a proposed set of routes. After the Government abandoned plans for a toll road, the preferred route announcement has been delayed until the pre-application consultation (part of the NSIP planning process), which is expected in April 2014.

Previously, a £1.3 billion widening scheme between Ellington and Fen Ditton was proposed, with a bypass of Huntingdon, but this hugely expensive and damaging project was shelved by the Government during the Spending Review in 2010.

In 2012 the Department for Transport launched a new 'A14 Challenge' to look at alternative ways to cut congestion as well as the original road proposals. They also started to promote a toll-funded version of the previous scheme, which proved highly controversial with many local councils and business groups opposed - newspaper report.The 'preferred option' from this challenge was consulted upon in Autumn 2013.

More details:
From the Highways Agency - consultation closes 13 October 2013A14 Challenge website: http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/dft-20111212

Total cost: £1.6 billion (estimate)
Length: 37.5 km (estimate)
Carbon impact: The original plans would have added an extra 132,000 tonnes of CO2 in year one.

Funding info: Named in Autumn Statement 2011 and National Infrastructure Plan. A private toll road has been proposed as a way of funding this huge project.

Planning info: Traffic Orders were withdrawn in July 2011 after the scheme had its funding cancelled. A route consultation in Autumn 2013 is the first stage of a new application.

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
Brampton A14 Campaign Group and Offord A14 Action Group

More from Campaign for Better Transport:
More from Campaign for Better Transport:CfBT's analysis of Study Output 3 from the A14 Challenge: Toll roads don't add up
Our response to the A14 Challenge
http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blogs/roads/a14-cancelled


A14 Kettering Bypass widening

Widening
Local authority area:
Northamptonshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency

Widening of a road from the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: Construction on this scheme started in January 2014 and is expected to continue until spring 2015.

Widening of the A14 Kettering Bypass with an extra lane in each direction. The Highways Agency is intending work to be contained within the existing highway boundary.

More details:
From the Highways Agency: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/A14-Kettering-Bypass-Improvement

Total cost: £113 million
Length: 5.2 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Is in the Highways Agency's 'planned' programme. Brought forward by additional funds provided in the Autumn Statement 2011.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2014


A160/A180 improvements

Widening
Local authority area:
North Lincolnshire Council
Who is promoting it?: North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Councils / Highways Agency

This widening project appears in the North East Lincolnshire LTP3. It is in the Highways Agency's planned programme.

More details:
On the Highways Agency website:

A174 Extension Dualling

Widening
Local authority area:
Stockton on Tees Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Stockton on Tees Borough Council/Tees Valley LTB

Latest: The Tees Valley Unlimited Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) submission to the Government was published in April 2014, but doesn't appear to include this scheme - instead, dualling of two nearby sections of road 'Myton Way and Ingleby Way' are include as a £4.4 million project. It is not clear whether the original scheme has already secured funding and the SEP has only been published so far as an executive summary.

Dualling of the A174 Extension next to Teesside Industrial Estate between the A19 roundabout and the A1044. Associated with the Highways Agency pinch point scheme for the A19 junction, which will also widen part of this road. Prioritised for funding by the Tees Valley Local Transport Body in July 2013.

More details:
Short description and proposal in these documents submitted to the LTB when applying for funding: Local Major Transport Scheme Prioritisation (pdf)

Total cost: £3.3 million
Length: 0.5 km (est)

Funding info: Prioritised to receive £1.7 million in funding from the Tees Valley LTB in July 2013: LTB funding priorities document (pdf)

Planning info: Planning permission may not be required if land is already owned. Traffic orders for both sections appear to have been submitted and approved by officers in Dec 2013: see this

A18-A180 Link

Bypass
Local authority area:
North East Lincolnshire Council
Who is promoting it?: North East Lincolnshire Council
(Also known as the Immingham Bypass)

A new 1km single-carriageway road between the port of Immingham and an existing road (B1210/A1173) that connects with the A18 at Riby Cross Roads.

As a new road through a rural area there will be clear landscape and wildlife impacts, as well as increases in carbon emissions, but there are no very sensitive sites nearby.

More details:
Final bid documents sent to the DfTDepartment for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £6.3 million
Length: 1 km (est)
Carbon impact: Dft assessment gives an increase of 3,733 tonnes up to 2027.

Funding info: Funding programme entry announced by Department for Transport in December 2011. In Sep 2013, the DfT said final approval was expected in October 2013: see this FOI response (pdf)

Planning info: Planning permission was granted in July 2011.

Construction could start in:2014


A2 Lydden to Dover

Widening
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: Dover District Council

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

This was a Regional Spatial Strategy priority up to 2010 when the regional plans were abolished, and was a Highways Agency planned project. However, it has now been put on hold and removed from their website. The proposals are a key policy in Dover District Council's development plan (pdf), and the council intends to lobby with transport partners to bring these plans forward.

Total cost: £11.5 million in 1990
Length: 9.7 km

Funding info: unknown

Planning info: unknown

Construction could start in:2016-


A20 Corridor, West of Maidstone

Widening
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: Kent County Council and South East LEP

Ranked 19 in SE LEP's draft priority list of short-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Total cost:
Length: 10.3 (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2013-2017


A21 Baldslow Link

Link Road
Local authority area:
East Sussex County Council
Who is promoting it?: South East Local Transport Board

The A21 is a Highways Agency trunk road, but the widening projects along the road have been prioritised by the South East LEP and the new Local Transport Board (LTB), which is seeking part-funding to bring them forwards.

Was prioritised second in South East LTB's final list of schemes and is scheduled to receive the full £15 million in funding from the LTB: Final list of priority schemes from South East LTB (pdf)

Total cost: £15 million
Length: 1.6 km (est)

Funding info: Is being funded by the South East Local Transport Board (priority document from the LTB - pdf)

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017

Campaigners:
Bexhill-Hastings Link Road campaigners the Combe Haven Defenders have already raised the alarm about this new project - see their website.


A21 Flimwell to Robertsbridge

Widening
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: South East LEP

The 1989 Roads for Prosperity programmme included a 'Flimwell Improvement' and 'Hurst Green Bypass' on this stretch of A21

This is a Highways Agency trunk road, and plans for this widening project were abandoned in the 2010 Spending Review (see a BBC report here about homes purchased for land being sold off). However the widening projects along the A21 have been prioritised by the South East LEP, which is seeking part-funding to bring them forwards.

Ranked 20 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Total cost: unknown
Length: 8.9 km

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017-


A21 Kippings Cross to Lamberhurst

Widening
Local authority area:
East Sussex County Council
Who is promoting it?: South East LEP, East Sussex County Council, Highways Agency

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

This is a Highways Agency trunk road, but the widening projects along the A21 have been prioritised by the South East LEP, which is seeking part-funding to bring them forwards.

Ranked 21 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Assessments predict a greenhouse gas increase over the 60 year appraisal period of +102,324 tonnes . Affects the High Weald AONB, and 3 buildings of local historic interest (undesignated) would be demolished.

Total cost: £103 million
Length: 4.8 km

Funding info: Funding withdrawn in the 2010 spending review.

Planning info: The project does not currently appear in the Highways Agency's 'planned' programme.

Construction could start in:2017-


A21 Tonbridge to Pembury Dualling

Widening
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency and South East LEP

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The project is now in the Highway's Agency's 'planned' programme for delivery soon after 2015 and a public inquiry took place in 2013.

Widening of 4km of the A21 in Kent from single to 2-lane dual carriageway. This is a Highways Agency trunk road, but the widening projects along the A21 have been prioritised by the South East LEP, which is seeking part-funding to bring them forwards.

Ranked 22 in SE LEP's draft priority list of short-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Passes through a very environmentally sensitive area with landscape, with cultural heritage, ecological and settlement issues. Almost the entire route is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.The project would involve the loss of good quality arable farmland and 9 hectares of ancient woodland. Evidence from the Highways Agency also suggests there would only be 3-4 years of congestion benefit after all this damage before the current congestion situation returns. Read a PDF summary of the road's environmental impact from the Highways Agency

More details:
From the Highways Agency: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/A21-Tonbridge-to-Pembury-Dualling

Total cost: £117 million
Length: 4 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: In May 2012, the DfT announced funding for six projects, including the A21, to be further developed now in order to start early in the next Spending Review period after 2015: read the DfT press release.

Planning info: A Public Inquiry into Highways Act and Compulsory Purchase Orders for the project started in May 2013. Page of documents published by t

Construction could start in:2015

Campaigners:
Woodland TrustKent Green Pa


A223 Bexley Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Bexley
Who is promoting it?:

This proposal has been discussed since at least the 1970s. This extract from the 1986 Domesday project shows a school pupil's survey of local residents about the shelved plans, finding they were against it: BBC Domesday website.

It has never attracted funding, but is a 'desirable' infrastructure policy named in the 2012 Core Strategy for the Borough, which includes plans for a feasibility study to look at the proposals. The bypass also appears in the first Local Implementation Plan for LTP2, which runs up to 2013 and says about the route: "The Bexley Bypass would be a 1.6 km dual two-lane all purpose carriageway linking the A223 North Cray Road (now a part of the Strategic Road Network) to the Black Prince roundabout just to the south of the A2." The road does not appear in TfL's sub-regional plans for the area or in the latest Local Implementation Plan for Bexley, but its presence in the local development framework means there is a high risk the bypass will be brought forward if any funding is found.

The route runs through green belt land and would damage a rich ecosystem of ancient woodland. North Cray Village Conservation Area also affected.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 1.6 km

Funding info: No funding plans at present.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:unknown


A226 Relief Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Dartford Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Dartford Borough Council

Associated with development on the Swanscombe peninsula. After funding was refused by the DfT, Dartford's Core Strategy now says the road is unlikely to be progressed before 2021, but could be brought forward if funds are found. The Core Strategy can be read here.

Total cost: £24.5 million
Length: 1 km (est)

Funding info: Was part of the DfT's local major scheme programmet, but in 2010, The Department for Transport confirmed the scheme would not be funded due to spending cuts.

Planning info: None yet. Would also need to be supported by Gravesham Council.

Construction could start in:2021-


A227 Borough Green and Platt Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: Kent County Council

A new single carriageway road to bypass the existing A227 at Borough Green between the Dark Hill roundabout and Wrotham Road. Until 2001, this bypass had the support of Kent County Council, but their enthusiasm has waned. The Parish Council is very keen to see this bypass back on the agenda: http://www.boroughgreen.gov.uk/bypass.html

Bypass will be on land currently used for mining.

Total cost: £18 million
Length: 2.3 km (est)

Funding info: unknown

Planning info: The Bypass already obtained planning permission and KCC originally commenced work in 1991 with the building of Darkhill roundabout and the railway overbridge. Unclear whether new permission would need to be obtained.

Construction could start in:2015-


A228 Colts Hill Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: Kent County Council and South East LEP
(Also known as the Colts Hill Strategic Link)

A bypass of Colts Hill in Kent. Currently an accident black spot.

Ranked 12 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework.

Affects an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 3 km (est)

Funding info: Was in the DfT's local major projects programme, but has not received funding.

Planning info: Unknown

Construction could start in:2017-


A22-A27 Improvements

Widening
Local authority area:
East Sussex County Council
Who is promoting it?: East Sussex County Council and South East LEP
(also known as the Polegate Bypass)
In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at the whole A27 route:Action for Roads. These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

We believe this proposal refers to widening and new sections of the A22/A27 at Polegate north of Eastbourne. Only part of the Polegate Bypass proposed in 1989 was built.

Ranked 2 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Total cost:
Length: 4.6 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017


A259 Corridor Improvements, Eastern Arun

Widening
Local authority area:
West Sussex County Council/Arun District Council
Who is promoting it?: West Sussex County Council/Coast to Capital Local Transport Body

Widespread widening and junction changes along 6 miles of the A259 near Littlehampton, including dualling of the A259 Roundstone Bypass north of Rustington and the A259 Worthing Road between new A284 Lyminster Bypass junction and B2187 Body Shop junction.

More details in the programme documents produced by Coast to Capital Local Transport Body, which has prioritised the project for funding in July 2013: Part 6 (pdf) and Part 7 (pdf)

Total cost: £12.2 million
Length: 9.7 km

Funding info: Funded by Coast to Capital LTB in July 2013 to be constructed by 2018. Integrated Transport Block funding of £185,000 is also being contributed to add cycling facilities to some stretches.

Planning info: Planning and likely compulsory purchase processes will be needed for parts of the scheme that use third party land.

Construction could start in:2018


A27 Arundel Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
West Sussex County Council
Who is promoting it?: West Sussex County Council / Arun District Council

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at the whole A27 route:Action for Roads. These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

Arundel already has an A27 southern bypass that was built in the 1970s but, rather than tackle traffic levels at source, local councillors, business people and MPs would rather 'bypass the bypass' and build yet another road. This project was dropped from the Highways Agency programme in 2003 but MPs and councilors are lobbying now for its reinstatment - A target="_blank" href="http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/local/a27-arundel-by-pass-benefits-e...">see this story in the West Sussex County Times.

More details:
Local newspaper story on renewed calls for the bypass from MPs and businesses.

Total cost: Not known
Length: 5 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Dropped from Highways Agency programme in 2003 but there is a large local business lobby in favour which met with the Transport Secretary in 2011. The Ford Enterprise Hub, a proposed development south of Arundel, could be a source of private sector funding for the bypass.

Planning info: The road is in the West Sussex County Council Local Transport Plan.

Construction could start in:2017

Campaigners:
Page about the previous campaign from Roadblock


A27 Chichester Bypass improvement and Stockbridge Link Road

Widening and Link Road
Local authority area:
West Sussex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency

Widening of a road that was completed in 1988.

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at the whole A27 route:Action for Roads. These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

Widening of the A27 to three lanes around Chichester with new junctions and flyovers, along with a new single carriageway road, called the 'Stockbridge Link Road' between the A27 and the A286.

More details:
From the Highways Agency: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/A27-Chichester-Improvement

Total cost: £70 million
Length: 6 km in total (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Is in the Highways Agency's 'planned' programme.

Planning info: Is in the 'planned' programme for the HA but only the options and consultation on route processes appear to have been completed. No Public Inquiry has been scheduled yet.

Construction could start in:2016


A27/A259 Lewes to Hastings widening

Widening
Local authority area:
East Sussex County Council
Who is promoting it?: East Sussex County Council and South East LEP

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at the whole south coast A27 route:Action for Roads. These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

This specific project was ranked 16 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Total cost: unknown
Length: 22 km (est)

Funding info: unknown

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017


A284 Lyminster Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
West Sussex County Council
Who is promoting it?: West Sussex County Council/Coast to Capital Local Transport Body

Described as "a bypass of the A284 between Lyminster village to the north of Littlehampton and the A259 Worthing Road to the south, bridging the railway line at Toddington". The project would involve a realignment of A284 to north of Littlehampton to provide a 1.8km bypass to the east of Lyminster and Wick villages, between a new junction on the A259 and connecting with the existing A284 at a point 600m south of the A27 at Crossbush.

Details appear in this document from Coast to Capital Local Transport Body: Major schemes programme outline (pdf)

More details:
Technical feasibility study from 2012

Total cost: £11.5 million
Length: 1.8 km
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: Was prioritised for funding by the Coast to Capital Local Transport Body in July 2013, with a contribution of £3 million. Other contributions include £7.5 million from developers and £1 million from Network Rail.

Planning info: Does not have planning permission. Appears in the Arun Local Plan and West Sussex Transport Plan (WSTP). This West Sussex Council update from December 2013 indicates a

Construction could start in:2015


A289 Four Elms to Medway Tunnel

Widening
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: Kent County Council, Medway Council, South East LEP

A range of road and junction capacity increases on the A289 between Four Elms and the Medway Tunnel - associated with development at Chattenden Barracks (Lodge Hill).

Ranked 7 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework.

Total cost: Unknown
Length: 2.5 km (est)

Funding info: Around £50 million is planned to be invested by Land Securities in the road network, both inside and outside of the Lodge Hill site, as part of the development proposals.

Planning info: unknown

Construction could start in:2017-


A30 widening between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross

Widening
Local authority area:
Cornwall County Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

The Highways Agency project for this stretch of A30 is on hold: project page. However, local councils and the South West Local Enterprise Partnership are now lobbying central government again for funding.

Read this report obtained through Freedom of Information which gives minutes of a meeting held in January 2012 for the councils to discuss how they will organise "an effective lobbying framework" and persuade the government to fund their schemes.

Total cost: £12.4 million in 1990
Length: 14 km

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:


A30 widening between Temple and Higher Carblake

Widening
Local authority area:
Cornwall County Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Appears as a priority project in the National Infrastructure Plan update published with the 2013 Budget (pdf document here). Highways Agency website: project page. Local councils and the South West Local Enterprise Partnership are taking the lead on the project.

Runs across Bodmin Moor National Character Area.

More details:
Scheme website from Cornwall County Council: A30 Temple to Higher Carblake

Total cost: £3 million in 1990
Length: 4.5 km

Funding info: The Highways Agency site says: "The 2012 Autumn Statement confirmed the provision of additional expenditure in this spending review period to enable this scheme to commence construction no later than March 2015. Construction is expected to begin in 2014/15 (subject to the completion of planning processes and funding agreements with Cornwall Council)"

Planning info: Expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate as a 'Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project' in August 2013:

Construction could start in:2015


A303 Stonehenge

Widening and bypass
Local authority area:
Somerset County Council
Who is promoting it?: Somerset County Council, South West LEP and other local councils

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at routes into the West of England :Action for Roads. These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at this route:Action for Roads. These studies are currently scheduled to begin in Q3 2014.

A huge scheme to widen this stretch of the A303 past Stonehenge to a dual carriageway. This was a massively controversial and expensive project that was dropped in 2007. However, local councils and the South West Local Enterprise Partnership are now lobbying central government again for funding and the route will be the subject of a new 'Feasibility Study' as part of the Government's new Action for Roads programme, launched in July 2013. Read this report obtained through Freedom of Information which gives minutes of a meeting held in January 2012 for the councils to discuss how they will organise "an effective lobbying framework" and persuade the government to fund their schemes.

Goes right through the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. >Only the central 1.3-mile-long section of the new road nearest to the stone circle would have been in a tunnel. The other six miles of the highway would have been bulldozed at ground level, or in cuttings (deep trenches), through the priceless landscape around Stonehenge.

More details:
The original scheme documents from 2006-8 are on this archived Highways Agency website

Total cost: £510 million in 2006
Length: 5.6 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Currently unfunded.

Planning info: This scheme was cancelled in 2007 due to high cost and environmental impact. However South West Local Enterprise Partnership and Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon county councils are encouraging the Government to consider funding the plans again.

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
Archived website of the Save Stonehenge campaign.

More from Campaign for Better Transport:
More from Campaign for Better Transport: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/press_releases/december_2007/stonehenge


A303/A30 Blackdown Hills

Widening and bypass
Local authority area:
Devon County Council
Who is promoting it?: Devon County Council, South West LEP and other local councils

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at the whole south coast A27 route:Action for Roads. These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

This project involves widening and straightening/diversion of the A303 and A30 through the Blackdown Hills in Devon. It is a hugely controversial project and was dropped in 2004. However, the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and local councils are making loud noises to revive it again.Read this report obtained through Freedom of Information which gives minutes of a meeting held in January 2012 where the groups discuss how they will organise "an effective lobbying framework" and persuade the government to fund their schemes.Since then, they have conducted surveys of business people and tourists as part of this lobbying campaign (for example, see this BBC news report)

Goes through the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

More details:
Local newspaper report about the plans

Total cost: Not known
Length: 23 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Currently unfunded.

Planning info: This scheme was cancelled in 2004 due to its environmental impact. However the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and local councils want to see this back on the agenda.

Construction could start in:

Campaigners:
Somerset Campaign for the Protection of Rural England


A303/A358/A30 in Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire and Dorset

Widening
Local authority area:
Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire and Dorset County Councils
Who is promoting it?: Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire and Dorset County Councils

Revives a number of schemes in the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at routes into the West of England :Action for Roads. These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

Plans to turn these A roads into complete dual carriageways are being promoted heavily by a consortium of local authorities in the South West of England. Notes of a meeting between these authorities in January 2012 have been released after a Freedom of Information request by Campaign for Better Transport. Read the report here. This shows the council leaders believe that "Politically there is a big appetite to listen and the door is open" and makes plans to "develop an effective lobbying framework" that will target the Highways Agency, the Department for Transport and MPs.

Total cost: Not known
Length: 42 km (total est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Currently unfunded.

Planning info: The last widening project on the A30 was completed by contractors for the Highways Agency 1999 under one of the first road PFI schemes (see here: http://www.highways.gov.uk/road

Construction could start in:

Campaigners:
White Horse Alliance


A321/A329 improvements/bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Wokingham Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wokingham Borough Council

Part of the Wokingham Borough 2011-2026 Local Transport Plan, which describes the project as "Improvements to transport capacity along the A321 and A329 including the provision of a new route from the A329 (near the M4 over-bridge) to the vicinity of the Coppid Beech roundabout". Presumably this includes the indicative route given for the North Wokingham Relief Road plus an additional stretch estimated at 1.8 km to reach the A329 at the M4.

Indicative maps of the projects are given in the LTP document: Wokingham LTP document library

Total cost: Unknown
Length: 1.8 km (est)

Funding info: The North Wokingham Relief Road depends on developer contributions.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2026


A350 Chippenham Bypass widening

Widening
Local authority area:
Wiltshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Wiltshire County Council
(Also known as Chippenham RSS Growth Package, A350 Chippenham Bypass Improvements)

Widening the A350 Chippenham Bypass to a dual carriageway, possibly with a High-Occupancy Vehicle/HGV lane. The project appears on the shortlist of schemes for the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Board. Documents setting out the criteria and details of shortlisted schemes were approved in May 2013 by Wiltshire Council's cabinet: read the council documents here.

Total cost: £30 million in 2009
Length: 6.2 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known

Funding info: Currently unfunded. The council is seeking developer contributions. Is one of ten roads shortlisted by Swindon and Wiltshire LTB.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:

Campaigners:
White Horse Alliance


A350 North of Chippenham Dualling

Widening
Local authority area:
Wiltshire Council
Who is promoting it?: Wiltshire Council, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Board/LEP

Widening and junction improvements on the A350 in Wiltshire between Jackson's Lane and the Badger Roundabout. The project appears on the shortlist of schemes for the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Board. Documents setting out the criteria and details of shortlisted schemes were approved in May 2013 by Wiltshire Council's cabinet: read the council documents here.

Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport - DfT announcement. Documents giving details of the scheme are on the council's website: Local Pinch Point Fund Application.

Total cost: £3 million
Length: 0.3 km (est)

Funding info: Given £1.9 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. Is also one of ten roads shortlisted for devolved DfT funding by Swindon and Wiltshire LTB.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2014


A350 West Ashton Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Wiltshire Council
Who is promoting it?: Wiltshire Council, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Board/LEP

A new parallel road north of the existing A350 between Trowbridge and Westbury, associated with a housing development known as the Ashton Park Urban Extension and linked with the Yarnbroko Relief Road.

The project appears in the draft Core Strategy for Wiltshire and is on the shortlist of schemes for the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Board. Documents setting out the criteria and details of shortlisted schemes were approved in May 2013 by Wiltshire Council's cabinet: read the council documents here.

Total cost: £6 million
Length: 1.8 km (est)

Funding info: Is one of ten roads shortlisted by Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Board for devolved DfT funding after 2015.

Planning info: Wiltshire's Core Strategy is being examined in 2013 - Examination website

Construction could start in:2017


A350 Yarnbrook Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Wiltshire Council
Who is promoting it?: Wiltshire Council, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Board/LEP

A new road between the A363 and A350 near Trowbridge, associated with a housing development known as the Ashton Park Urban Extension and linked with the West Ashton Relief Road.

The project appears in the draft Core Strategy for Wiltshire and on the shortlist of schemes for the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Board. Documents setting out the criteria and details of shortlisted schemes were approved in May 2013 by Wiltshire Council's cabinet: read the council documents here.

Total cost: £6 million
Length: 0.6 km (est)

Funding info: Is one of ten roads shortlisted by Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Board for devolved DfT funding after 2015.

Planning info: Wiltshire's Core Strategy is being examined in 2013 - Examination website

Construction could start in:2017


A36 Southampton Road improvement

Widening
Local authority area:
Wiltshire Council
Who is promoting it?: Wiltshire Council, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Board/LEP

Dualling of the A36 Southampton Road to the east of Salisbury, between the Bourne Way roundabout and the College Roundabout.

The project appears on the shortlist of schemes for the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Board. Documents setting out the criteria and details of shortlisted schemes were approved in May 2013 by Wiltshire Council's cabinet: read the council documents here.

Total cost: Unknown
Length: 1 km (est)

Funding info: The council is considering seeking funding through the Highways Agency's Pinch Point programme. Is one of ten roads shortlisted for devolved DfT funds by Swindon and Wiltshire LTB.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


A36/A46 Link

Link road
Local authority area:
Bath and North East Somerset
Who is promoting it?: West of England LEP

A new road between the A36 and A46 east of Bath. Originally proposed when the Batheaston/Swainswick bypass was built, but cancelled for environmental reasons (effects on Bathampton meadows and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

It is mentioned only as a long-term possibility in the West of England Partnership's joint LTP3, and has now reappeared in the shortlist prepared by the West of England LEP and is among the schemes assessed 'unaffordable through devolved maor schemes funding in the absence of other funding sources'. Therefore private or national government funding will need to be sought by the LEP. See the document here: West of England LEP prioritisation document.

Effects on AONB and Batheaston meadows, numerous rare species and proximity to World Heritage Site.

Total cost: £46 million (est in 2007)
Length: 1.5 km (est)

Funding info: Currently unfunded.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017-

Campaigners:
Previous plans were opposed by the Valley Parishes Alliance: http://www.valleyparishesalliance.org.uk/


A38 - A370 Barrow Gurney Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
North Somerset
Who is promoting it?: West of England LEP

Plans for the Greater Bristol area say that this bypass is only necessary if the planned South Bristol Link Road does not go ahead. It is, however, in the shortlist prepared by the West of England LEP for 'schemes assessed as affordable and deliverable through devolved major schemes initial assessment creteria': West of England LEP prioritisation document.

Total cost: £13 million
Length: 1.7 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:unknown


A380 South Devon Link Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Devon County Council
Who is promoting it?: Devon County Council
(Also known as the Kingskerswell Bypass)
In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: Construction of this scheme began in late 2014, and is expected to continue until late 2015.

This bypass, replacing parts of the A380 between Torbay and Newton Abbot, was first proposed in 1951.It is a new 5.5km dual carriageway through mainly greenfield sites around the village of Kingskerswell. The new road would involve several roundabouts, slip roads and junctions, cutting a wide swathe through the surrounding hills and countryside.

This road would harm the habitats of protected species of lesser and greater horseshoe bats and endangered Cirl Bunting birds, and cut through the Conservation Area of the village and Kerswell Downs.

More details:
Scheme promoters' website: http://southdevonlinkroad.co.uk/final-bid/Department for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £107.7 million
Length: 5.5 km
Carbon impact: Contrary to the claims of Devon County Council, the DfT assessment says "Over the 60 year appraisal period emissions are forecast to increase by 97,060tCO2e."

Funding info: Funding decision announced by the Department for Transport in December 2011. Final approval for funding given in May 2012, so work can now begin: http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/press-releases/dft-press-20120508d/

Planning info: Planning permission was granted in 2005, and a Public Inquiry was held into Compulsory Purchase Orders for land in 2009. The inspector's report was published in November 2011 with a decision to go ahead.

Construction could start in:2012

Campaigners:
Kingskerswell Alliance
Download a report on the road from Devon Campaign to Protect Rural

More from Campaign for Better Transport:
More from Campaign for Better Transport:
http://bettertransport.org.uk/campaigns/roads-to-nowhere/local-schemes/kingskerswell


A4 Calcot Widening

Widening
Local authority area:
West Berkshire District Council
Who is promoting it?: West Berkshire District Council

Latest: The Council approved the final outline plans for the scheme in Dec 2014, after a public consultation, and the details and construction are being pushed forward. Construction expected to start in August 2014.

Widening the A4 to provide an additional westbound traffic lane near M4 junction 12 near Reading over a distance of 650m. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
project page on the West Berkshire Council website

Pinch Point Fund application on council website.

Total cost: £2.8 million
Length: 0.65 km

Funding info: Given £2 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. A new IKEA store at Calcot Retail Park is expected to contribute ~£400,000

Planning info: Application to LPPF says no permissions required.

Construction could start in:2014


A40 Llanddewi Velfrey to Penblewin

Widening
Local authority area:
Welsh Government
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government

A 2km bypass of Llanddewi Velfrey plus another 2km of widening on the A40 from Penblewin. Read more information on the Welsh Government website.

Appears in the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in May 2012.This is the second phase of A40 widening in this area. The first was finished in 2011.

More details:
From the Welsh Government website

Total cost: £55 milion
Length: 4 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Funded by the Welsh Government from its capital budget for transport.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


A4042 between Pontypool and Abergavenny

Widening
Local authority area:
Welsh Government
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government

The Welsh Government says it intends to start a route study on this corridor to look at options soon - see more on their website here.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 10 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info:

Planning info: A route study was planned for 2012 with construction planned beyond 2015.

Construction could start in:2015


A4101 Pensnett High Street

Widening
Local authority area:
Dudley MBC
Who is promoting it?: Black Country Strategic Transport Board

Latest: The draft Black Country LEP Strategic Economic Plan, expected to be finalised by July 2014, maintains the same level of funding for this scheme.

Widening of the A4101 near Dudley, prioritised in the first list of schemes from the Black Country Strategic Transport Board in July 2013. Read the LTB's assessment document online (word doc) and its final submission to the DfT (word doc).

Total cost: £5.2 million
Length:
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: Allocated £3.8 million in the Black Country Strategic Transport Board's first priority list of schemes in July 2013.

Planning info: Not known

Construction could start in:2015


A4174 Avon Ring Road M4 Link

Link Road
Local authority area:
Bristol
Who is promoting it?: West of England LEP

Proposal for a new junction on the M4 and link to the A4174 Avon Ring Road. Local MP Chris Skidmore raised the issue in Parliament in 2011 and gave some of the history of the proposals: They Work For You website.

This road is in the latest travel plan for the West of England Partnership (WEP transport plan 2011-2026), and the shortlist prepared by the West of England LEP for 'schemes assessed as affordable and deliverable through devolved major schemes initial assessment creteria'West of England LEP prioritisation document.

Total cost: £112 million
Length: 1.3 km (est)

Funding info: Unknown

Planning info: Unknown

Construction could start in:2015-


A421 Dualling from Milton Keynes to J13 of the M1

Widening
Local authority area:
Milton Keynes Council
Who is promoting it?: Milton Keynes Council/South East Midlands Local Transport Board
Also known as A421 Dualling Fen Farm to Eagle Farm

Dualling of a section of the A421 between the M1 and Milton Keynes. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport and by the South East Midlands Local Transport Board - DfT announcement, Details of LTB infrastructure programme

More details:
Project documents on the council website.

Total cost: £10.5 million
Length: 0.8 km

Funding info: Given £4 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. The South East Midlands Local Transport Board allocated £1 million in its initial priority programme in July 2013 - LTB announcement. Further funds are needed - a possible source is the local Growth Deal bid from the LTB - expected March 2014.

Planning info: Application for the Pinch Point Fund says no permissions required.

Construction could start in:2020


A428 widening and bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Cambridgeshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Cambridgeshire County Council, Greater Cambridge and Peterborough LEP/LTB

A new dual carriageway to bypass the A428 between the Caxton Gibbet roundabout with eh A1198 and the Black Cat roundsabout with the A1. The project appears in the draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Long Term Transport Strategy, presented to Cambridgeshire County Council in May 2013. A final draft of the strategy and a public consultation are expected towards the end of 2013. In the document, this project is scheduled for the period between 2021 and 2050. Download the draft strategy document here.

Total cost: Unknown
Length: Unknown

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2021


A43 Corby Link Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Northamptonshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Northamptonshire County Council
(Also known as the Geddington Bypass)
In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: Construction of this road began in June 2012.

A new 6.5 km dual carriageway, from the A6003 north-west of Kettering to the Stanion roundabout at the A43 / A6116 junction. Intended to support the 'Northamptonshire Arc' growth area.

Adversely affects a number of habitats of local and county importance.

More details:
From Northamptonshire County Council website
Department for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £35.8 million
Length: 6.5 km
Carbon impact: DfT assessment gives an increase of 15,100 tonnes up to 2027

Funding info: Funding decision announced by the Department for Transport in December 2011. Final approval for funding given in May 2012, so work can now begin: http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/press-releases/dft-press-20120508c/

Planning info: All planning permissions and Statutory Orders have been obtained.

Construction could start in:2012


A43 Northampton to Kettering dualling

Widening
Local authority area:
Northamptonshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Northamptonshire County Council

Latest: Phase 2 of this project appears in the SEP for Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership. This says "Funds for this scheme will come from development (£6m) with the remaining ‘bridge-funding’ provided by the County Council." A further phase (Phase 3) appears in the list of longer term investment plans 'for further development'.

Widening of the A43, including upgrade of the A14/ A43 roundabout. Northamptonshire Councy Council announced in Sept 2012 that it hopes to press on with phase 1 of this project, dualling the Moulton Bypass with funding from a combination of developer agreements, New Homes Bonus payments, business rates and devolved DfT major project funding. More information about these funding plans on the council's website here: Cutting red tape to kick-start the local economy

In July 2013, a project called "A43 Northampton Northern Approaches" was in the priority list of schemes to be funded by the Northamptonshire Local Transport Body - meeting notes here. This represents phase 1a and 1b of a project to widen the whole route, and this was confirmed in the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) investment programme produced by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership in 2014.

Total cost: £60 million in total; phase 1a and b £20.8m, phase 2 unknown.
Length: 13 km in total, 2.1km phase 1

Funding info: A range of local funding sources, including devolved national funds from the LEP, business rates, developer contributions and New Homes Bonus payments. 'Bridge-funding' for all this will be provided by the County Council according to the draft SEP.

Planning info: unknown

Construction could start in:2014


A4440 Southern Link Road Dualling, Worcester

Widening
Local authority area:
Worcestershire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Worcestershire County Council/Worcestershire LTB/

Dualling of part of the A4440 Southern Link Road in Worcester - between the Whittington Roundabout near the M5 and the Ketch junction. Dualling is phase 3 of a larger improvement project, also including work on both junctions. The scheme is one of the two priority projects funded by Worcestershire Local Transport Board.

A public consultation on detailed plans was launched in December 2013 - see this local news story and the consultation website. Appears as part of a wider strategy for the city in Worcestershire's Local Transport Plan (LTP3) and the South Worcestershire Development Plan, and is associated with major development sites at Broomhall Community and Norton Barracks to the south of Worcester.

The next section of the road - not currently set for expansion runs close to the site of the Battle of Worcester and there are concerns dualling on the other parts of the road will worsen congestion in other areas. This news feature from 2009 summarises a report that concluded there would be a range of problems with the full dualling plan: Road plan could see a North-South divide

More details:
Bid document submitted to the LTB with lots of further information - A440 Southern Link Road bid

Total cost: £31.4m
Length: 1.8km

Funding info: Funding for the scheme will come from Worcestershire LTB (£7.0m) Worcestershire County Council (£6.36m) and a planned third party contribution (£18m).

Planning info: Planning permission and possible CPOs will be required. A public consultation on a section of the plans started in December 2013.

Construction could start in:2016


A45 Corridor diversion

Diversion/bypass
Local authority area:
Birmingham City Council
Who is promoting it?: Birmingham City Council, Centro (Birmingham's PTE)
(And Birmingham Airport runway extension)

Diverting part of the A45 between Damson Parkway and Junction 6 of the M42 with a dual carriageway in both directions. The main purpose of the diversion is to create space for the extension of the runway at Birmingham Airport.

More information from Solihull Council's website.

Total cost: £32 million
Length: 4.1 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: In 2010, costs of £32m for both projects were going to be shared between Birmingham City Council, Centro and Birmingham Airport. Also given RGF funding in Round 2 - 2011.

Planning info: Planning permission was granted in 2009 for the airport runway extension and the diversion of the road. However, the Highways Act Orders to alter the road and rights of way have not been obtained and will need a Public Inquiry.

Construction could start in:2013

Campaigners:
Birmingham Friends of the Earth is opposing the runway extension and the diversion of the A45


A45 Dualling between Stanwick and Thrapston

Widening
Local authority area:
Northamptonshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Northamptonshire County Council

Part of a package of expansion proposed for the A45 between Wellingborough and the A14. Named as a priority scheme in the Northamptonshire Transportation Plan published in 2012: Northamptonshire Transportation Plan

The Highways Agency's initial Evidence Report for 'Felixstowe to Midlands', produced as part of its Route Based Strategies programme in Feb 2014 says this section of A45 has problems but has not yet put forward specific schemes.

After objections by Natural England, the Core Strategy in 2007 was amended to state that: "Improvements to the A45 must satisfy the tests of the Habitats Regulations in respect of the Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits proposed Special Protection Area, determining site specific impacts of development and avoiding or mitigating against impacts where identified."

Total cost: unknown
Length: 8 km

Funding info: The A45 is a Highways Agency trunk road, and this project is not currently in the agency's planned programme.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015


A45 Northampton to Daventry Development Link Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Northamptonshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Northamptonshire County Council/Northamptonshire Local Transport Body
(Includes the Weedon, Flore and Upper Heyford bypass)
In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: £8 million in funding has been agreed by the LTB, and the examination in public for the West Northants Joint Core Strategy (in which the road appears) re-started in March 2014 - JCS website

New and expanded roads near Northampton. Named as a priority in the Northamptonshire Transportation Plan published in 2012.

In July 2013, the project appeared in the priority scheme list for the Northamptonshire Local Transport Body - LTB documents online. The roads is also listed for funding of £8 million in the draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) from Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) in early 2014.

More details:
Read the recent consultation leaflet

Total cost: £54 million
Length: 7.6 km

Funding info: A planned contribution of £8 million is promised from Northamptonshire LTB/NEP and the draft SEP says "Further funding is earmarked from development (£1.5m immediately available) with the remaining 'bridge-funding' provided by the County Council."

Planning info: Appears in the Infrastructure Schedule for the Joint Core Strategy for West Northamptonshire, which is currently being examined - JCS docs online

Construction could start in:2015


A45/46 Tollbar End improvement scheme

Link Road
Local authority area:
Warwickshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency

A two-lane dual-carriageway underpass link between the A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass and the A45 Stonebridge Highway, under the Tollbar End roundabout, along with widening of the A45 to a 3-lane dual carriageway.

More details:
From the Highways Agency: www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a45a46-tollbar-end-improvement/

Total cost: £150 million
Length: 2.8 km (est)
Carbon impact: Highways Agency gives an increase of 359 tonnes over the 60 year appraisal period.

Funding info: Is in the Highway's Agency's 'planned' programme, and was brought forward in the Autumn Statement 2011.

Planning info: Given planning permission and CPOs in April 2013 following a public inquiry - Secretary of State's decision letter

Construction could start in:2014


A452 Chester Road Widening

Widening
Local authority area:
Birmingham City Council
Who is promoting it?: Birmingham City Council

Works to a 2km stretch of A452 immediately north of M6 Junction 5, including roundabout and junction changes, widening of slip-roads and approaches, and widening of existing dual carriageways to three lanes.

The road runs through an urban area where people will be affected by extra traffic, including increases in noise and air pollution.

More details:
From the Birmingham City Council websiteDepartment for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £10.5 million
Length: 2 km
Carbon impact: DfT assessment says "Total carbon impact over 60 year appraisal: +7,132 tCO2eq"

Funding info: Funding announced by Department for Transport in December 2011.

Planning info: Land for the scheme has been donated by Jaguar. It is not clear whether any Compulsory Purchase or other Orders will be needed.

Construction could start in:2013

Campaigners:
Campaign for Better Transport West Midlands has stressed the importance of delivering the promised improvements for cyclists and bus passengers.


A453 widening

Widening
Local authority area:
Nottinghamshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Nottinghamshire County Council

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: Construction of the scheme began in Jan 2013, and is expected to continue until 2015.

Widening from single carriageway to a combination of dual carriageway and four-lane single carriageway. Will affect the A453 between the M1 junction 24 and the A52 in Nottingham.

At the Public Inquiry, campaigners pushed for alternative plans that would cut congestion on the road without a dual carriageway through the countryside. As CPRE says here: "Though described as widening, most of the dual carriageway would be off the existing route, ploughing through agricultural land in the Green Belt."

More details:
From the Highways Agency: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/A453-Widening--M1-Junction-24-to-A52-Nottingham-

Total cost: £160 million
Length: 11.5 km
Carbon impact: Highways Agency gives an increase of 21,171 tonnes over the 60 year appraisal period

Funding info: Brought forward by an additional £160 million provided in the Autumn Statement 2011.

Planning info: In March 2012, the Secretary of State approved the Highways Act and Compulsory Purchase Orders for the road following a Public Inquiry that was held in 2009:
Decision let

Construction could start in:2013

Campaigners:
Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport

More from Campaign for Better Transport:
More from Campaign for Better Transport: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blogs/roads/051211-a453-widening


A458 from Buttington at Welshpool to Wollaston Cross

Bypass
Local authority area:
Shropshire (England) & Welshpool (Wales)
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government / Highways Agency

Widening/bypass of this cross-border road. The project appears as a priority in the National Transport Plan for Wales and is a Highways Agency Road. Does not currently appear as a planned project from the Highways Agency, but the Welsh Government told the Welsh Affairs Committee in Parliament that it is discussing issues with the DfT and HA.

Total cost: £38.6 million
Length: 9km

Funding info: unknown

Planning info: None.

Construction could start in:


A4600 Congestion Relief Scheme

Widening
Local authority area:
Coventry City Council
Who is promoting it?: Coventry City Council

Latest: New developments on this scheme are awaited. Website project page currently says (Apr 2014): "The Council is currently reviewing its plans and will formerly undertake consultation on the scheme in due course, when further details will be published"

Capacity increases on the A4600 close to the University Hospital, including enlargement of the Ansty Road/Clifford Bridge Road Gyratory junction, additional lanes at other nearby junctions and a new bus lane at the hospital. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Project page on Coventry City Council website

Bid document download.

Total cost: £5.9 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £3.9 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2014


A465 / A470 Junction to Hirwaun (Section 6)

Widening
Local authority area:
Welsh Government
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government

Appears in the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in May 2012.A map PDF is here..

More details:
From the Welsh Government website

Total cost: £178 million
Length: 7.6 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Funded by the Welsh Government from its capital budget for transport. Wales is also seeking funding from Europe to meet part of the cost.

Planning info: This section does not yet have a programme date but project documents currently state that planning processes will be commenced in time for completion by 2020.

Construction could start in:2018


A465 Brynmawr to Tredegar (section 3)

Widening and bypass
Local authority area:
Welsh Government
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government

Appears in the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in May 2012.

Part of the A465 Heads of the Valleys project. Six separate projects will widen 40km of the existing A465 from a single three lane carriageway to a dual two lane carriageway. This section runs between Brynmawr and Tredegar, including a new 4.7km section of the road, passing round the north of Ebbw Vale.

Three areas of ecological designation are located to the east of the Scheme. These are the Usk Bat Sites and Clydach Woodlands SACs and the Mynydd Llangatwg Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).Parts of this land are designated as Urban Common. A third of this route is in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

More details:
From the Welsh Government website

Total cost: £168 million
Length: 7.8 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Funded by the Welsh Government.

Planning info: A public inquiry was held in 2012 - progress diagram on the scheme website

Construction could start in:2013


A465 Dowlais Top to A470 Junction (Section 5)

Widening
Local authority area:
Welsh Government
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government

Appears in the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in May 2012.

Part of the A465 Heads of the Valleys project. Six separate projects will widen 40km of the existing A465 from a single three lane carriageway to a dual two lane carriageway. A map PDF is here.

More details:
From the Welsh Government website

Total cost: £155 million
Length: 5.3 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Funded by the Welsh Government from its capital budget for transport. Wales is also seeking funding from Europe to meet part of the cost.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017


A465 Gilwern to Brynmawr (section 2)

Widening
Local authority area:
Welsh Government
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government

Appears in the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in May 2012.

Part of the A465 Heads of the Valleys project. Six separate projects will widen 40km of the existing A465 from a single three lane carriageway to a dual two lane carriageway.

This section goes through the stunning Clydach Gorge and effects lesser horseshoe bats. Usk Bats Site Special Area of Conservation (SAC), habitat of lapwing (species of conservation concern). Runs through the Brecon Beacons National Park for its entirety, Cuts through a geological SSSI. The Blaenavon Ironworks World Heritage Site, and two Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

More details:
From the Welsh Government website

Total cost: £200 million
Length: 6.4 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Funded by the Welsh Government from its capital budget for transport. Wales is also seeking funding from Europe to meet part of the cost.

Planning info: Public exhibitions were held in 2011. Surveys ongoing at present and draft Orders and an Environmental Statement are expected to be published in 2013, with a inquiry scheduled for late that year.

Construction could start in:2014


A47 Acle Straight dualling

Widening
Local authority area:
Norfolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Norfolk County Council and Greater Anglia LEP (as the 'A47 Alliance')

- was in the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at the A47: Action for Roads.These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

Previously a Highways Agency proposal to widen this straight section of the A47 between Great Yarmouth and Norwich. This document 'Gateway to Growth' describes a large number of projects along the A47 and a third river crossing at Great Yarmouth: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC111644.

The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 did not confirm this route would be the subject of a new feasibility study, but local lobbying has since seen the A47 added to the original list of 5 corridors:Action for Roads. The feasibility studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in early 2014.

Total cost: £84 million
Length: 11.5 km

Funding info: The 'Gateway to Growth' document says "none identified at present"

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


A47 Capacity Improvements between Peterborough and Wisbech

Widening
Local authority area:
Cambridgeshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Cambridgeshire County Council, Greater Cambridge and Peterborough LEP/LTB

Appears in the draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Long Term Transport Strategy, presented to Cambridgeshire County Council in May 2013. A final draft of the strategy and a public consultation are expected towards the end of 2013. In the document, this project is scheduled for the period between 2021 and 2050. Download the draft strategy document here.

Total cost: Unknown
Length: Unknown

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2021


A47 dualling between A1 and Sutton

Widening
Local authority area:
Peterborough City Council
Who is promoting it?: Peterborough City Council

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at the whole A47: Action for Roads.These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

Appears as a long term highways scheme in Peterborough City Council's current local transport plan. Construction is envisaged during the period 2021-2026.

Total cost: £4.7 million in 1990
Length: 4.7 km

Funding info: This is a Highways Agency trunk road, but the proposal does not currently appear in the agency's 'planned' programme.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2021


A47 dualling between Blofield and Burlingham

Widening
Local authority area:
Norfolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Norfolk County Council and Greater Anglia LEP (as the 'A47 Alliance')

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at the A47: Action for Roads.These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

Proposal to widen a section of the A47 between Great Yarmouth and Norwich, this document 'Gateway to Growth' describes a large number of projects along the A47 and a third river crossing at Great Yarmouth: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC111644.

In July 2013, the project appeared in the priority scheme list for Norfolk and Suffolk Local Transport Body - LTB documents online.The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 did not confirm this route would be the subject of a new feasibility study, but local lobbying has since seen the A47 added to the original list of 5 corridors:Action for Roads.

Total cost: £38 million
Length: 3.5 km

Funding info: No exact allocation of funds from the Local Transport Body has been published yet.

Planning info: Unknown - land purchase may be required.

Construction could start in:2016


A47 dualling between North Tuddenham and Easton

Widening
Local authority area:
Norfolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Norfolk County Council and Greater Anglia LEP (as the 'A47 Alliance')

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 did not confirm this route would be the subject of a new feasibility study, but local lobbying has since seen the A47 added to the original list of 5 corridors:Action for Roads. The feasibility studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in early 2014.

Being promoted as part of Norfolk County Council and Greater Anglia LEP's 'A47 Alliance' project. This document 'Gateway to Growth' describes the projects and plans: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC111644.

Total cost: £75 million
Length: 11 km (estimate)

Funding info: The 'Gateway to Growth' document says funding options are currently being examined

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


A477 St Clears to Red Roses

Bypass
Local authority area:
Welsh Government
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government

Appears in the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in May 2012.

This scheme will bypass the villages of Llanddowror and Red Roses, cross the River Hydfron and pass through several environmentally sensitive areas including the Taf Valley. The A477 links the M4 to the Pembroke port.

More details:
Scheme website: http://www.a477stclearsredroses.com/

Total cost: £51 million
Length: 9.6 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Funded by the Welsh Government.

Planning info: A Public Inquiry was held in June 2011.

Construction could start in:2012


A483 and A489 Newtown Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Welsh Government
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government

Appears in the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in May 2012.

Total cost: £80 million
Length: 6 km

Funding info: Funded by the Welsh Government.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2014


A483 at Llandeilo

Bypass
Local authority area:
Welsh Government
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government

Appears in the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in May 2012.

An eastern bypass of the A483 between Llandeilo and Ffairfach.A preferred route was chosen in 2007 - download a map from the Welsh Government website here

The plans would affect The Towy river valley, which is a Special Area of Conservation.

More details:
From the Welsh Government website

Total cost: £40 million
Length: 3.7 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Funded by the Welsh Government.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
Towy Bypass Action Group (TBAG) http://www.bridge-gallery.co.uk/bypass


A487 Caernarfon to Bontnewydd

Widening
Local authority area:
Welsh Government
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government

Appears in the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in May 2012.

Total cost: £105 million
Length: 10 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Funded by the Welsh Government.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015


A49 Wigan Rd - A58 Bolton Rd Link

Link Road
Local authority area:
Wigan Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wigan Borough Council

Latest: In July 2013, the road appeared on the first priority list produced by the Greater Manchester Local Transport Body, which pledged £11.7 million to support the project - LTB priorities document (pdf)

One of a series of new roads set out in Wigan's 2014 Infrastructure Delivery Plan, although it pre-dates that by a number of years. This scheme is intended to open up Green Belt areas to the south east of Wigan for development. The road appears in the programme for the second 5 years of the plan (2016-2021).

The route can also be downloaded from Wigan Council's website here.

Total cost: £11 million
Length: 3.1 km (est)
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: Awarded £10.3 million as one of the first set of priority schemes to be funded by the new Greater Manchester LTB. Further contribution from private developer funding.

Planning info: Does not appear to have planning permission.

Construction could start in:2015


A49/Severnside junction and spine road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Bath and North East Somerset
Who is promoting it?: West of England LEP

A new junction on the M49, linked to a new spine road through developments in the Severnside area. This road is in the shortlist prepared by the West of England LEP for 'schemes assessed as affordable and deliverable through devolved major schemes initial assessment creteria': West of England LEP prioritisation document.

Total cost: £24 million
Length: 6.1 km (est)
Carbon impact: unknown

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015-


A5 Bypass, Towcester

Bypass
Local authority area:
Northamptonshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Northamptonshire County Council
Towcester Relief Road (and as part of a package of road projects for the A43 south of Northampton)
In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Associated with the development of the 'Towcester South Sustainable Urban Extension' in local plans. Named as a priority scheme in the Northamptonshire Transportation Plan published in 2012: Northamptonshire Transportation Plan. The projects, called 'Towcester Relief Road' and 'A43 South of Northampton' were described in the draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) published in 2014 by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership as longer term investments 'for future development'.

Total cost: Unknown
Length: 3.2 km

Funding info: The A5 is a Highways Agency trunk road, and this project is not currently in the agency's planned programme.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017

Campaigners:
Some objections have been voiced to the expansion and road plans for Towcester by residents of local villages Pury End and Paulerspury. Local website: http://www.puryend.co.uk/


A5 Longshoot to Dodwells

Link road
Local authority area:
Warwickshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Warwickshire County Council

A new road from Dodwells Roundabout on the A5 near Nuneaton to the A47/A4254. Intended to remove pressure on the A5 between Dodwells Roundabout and The Longshoot. Appears in the LTP3 for Warwickshire, but will depend on development proposals and contributions and the support of Borough policies.

Total cost: £22.5 million (last estimate)
Length: 1.8 km (est)

Funding info: Not currently in the Highways Agency's planned programme.

Planning info: unknown

Construction could start in:2015-


A5/A486 dualling in Shropshire

Widening
Local authority area:
Shropshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Shropshire County Council

A project to dual the A5/A483 between Oswestry and the border with Wales. The roads are run by the Highways Agency, but the project has strong support from the current Shropshire County Council LTP3 document (pdf)

Total cost: unknown
Length: 17.5 km (est)

Funding info: Not currently in the Highways Agency's 'planned' programme.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017-


A509 Olney Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Milton Keynes Council
Who is promoting it?: Milton Keynes Council

A bypass of the village of Olney north of Milton Keynes on the A509.
Maps from the Milton Keynes Transport Strategy can be seen here (pdf)

Both eastern and western routes have been considered in the past, with no firm plans yet made. Each route would have a big impact on the environment and amenities, with the western route affecting Emberton Park and the River Ouse and Clifton Hills to the east.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 3.5 km (estimate)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


A509 Wellingborough to Isham

Bypass and Link Road
Local authority area:
Northamptonshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Northamptonshire County Council
A set of related schemes including Wellingborough Development Link, Park Farm Way dualling and Isham Bypass

The Isham Bypass was amed as a priority scheme in the Northamptonshire Transportation Plan published in 2012: Northamptonshire Transportation Plan. The bypass was last put on hold in 2010 after Department for Transport funding was withdrawn in the Spending Review - read more in the construction industry press.

The schemes were not included in the first priority list from the Northamptonshire LTB in July 2013, but A509 Wellingborough Development Link (Phases 2 and 3) were both part of the draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) from Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, published in March 2014. Part of the route for this link. which is associated with development north of Wellingborough, can be seen in the consultation documents for the borough local plan: Wellingborough North.

An SSSI and a County Wildlife Site are nearby. The Isham Bypass section was assessed as having a greenhouse gas increase of 30% to 58% depending on traffic growth. Nearby air pollution would increase by 30 to 124% .

Total cost: £39.8 million
Length: Total unknown

Funding info: The draft SEP from NEP, says £15 million of the total for the schemes is 'still required' as £24.9m is likely to be provided by further rounds of LTB allocations, post 2018.

Planning info: On 5th May 2006 Council granted planning approval, but in Feb 2011, the DfT confirmed that the Bypass would not receive funding in the spending period 2011/12 to 2014/15 through its major projects programme.

Construction could start in:2018


A514 Swarkestone Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Derbyshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Derbyshire County Council

Latest: A new report from the County Council in March 2014 suggests the project will gain funding in 2015 from the County Council - see this local newspaper article

A bypass of a single carriageway road that passes along a scheduled ancient monument (Swarkestone Causeway). Derbyshire's current Local Transport Plan identified it as a project to be prepared as a County Council scheme and says that, along with South Derbyshire District Council they have investigated options: "for a new highway construction to provide an alternative route to the bridge and causeway and a bypass for Stanton by Bridge, in order to establish whether a feasible scheme exists and to indicate likely costs. Not all elements of costs have been fully established, but the routes considered feasible are estimated to cost between £12m and £20m. This scheme has therefore been added to the list of potential major schemes for further assessment."

Swarkestone Causeway is a Grade A ancient monument.

Total cost: between £12 million and £20 million
Length: between 2.2 and 3.3 km

Funding info: Would be funded via the County Council

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015


A514 Woodville-Swadlincote Regeneration Route

Link road
Local authority area:
Derbyshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Derbyshire County Council
(Also known as the Woodville Regeneration Route)

Latest: Funding for this scheme from the D2N2 LEP may be confirmed in the SEP process, with final agreement with Government expected between March and July 2014.

A new road associated with development. Derbyshire's current Local Transport Plan identified it for preparation as a scheme to be supported by developer contributions and says that they and South Derbyshire District Council "have commissioned investigation work, including geotechnical and ecological surveys and preliminary design."

The D2N2 Local Transport Body (now part of the LEP) identified the road as a project 'for further development' in its July 2013 priorities, but did not commit any funds. The draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) from D2N2 LEP, published in Dec 2013 said: "Further investment priorities will be considered during January-March 2014, with potential options including bus priority on A60 corridor (Mansfield), A61/A617 Avenue Link (Chesterfield), Woodville Regeneration Route (Swadlincote) and A610 Ripley – Codnor access improvements (Amber Valley)"

Total cost: unknown
Length: 1 km (est)

Funding info: Would be part funded by developer contributions.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015


A515 Ashbourne Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Derbyshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Derbyshire County Council

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Derbyshire's current Local Transport Plan identifies this bypass for preparation as a scheme to be supported by County Council devolved funding. While the scheme was not being actively developed, the council conducted the Ashbourne Traffic Study in 2008-9 to look at possible short-term measures and changes to parking.

Ashbourne lies on the southern fringes of the Peak District National Park.

Total cost: £5 miliion to £7 million
Length: between 1.9 and 2.8 km

Funding info: Would be funded through County Council sponsorship.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017


A556 Knutsford to Bowdon

New offline route labelled 'improvement'
Local authority area:
East Cheshire
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency

Latest: the Examination of the plans ended on 3 March 2014, and the Examiner's Report and Secretary of States' decision need to be published before 3 September - scheme page on the Planning Inspectorate website.

A new offline route for a 4 mile section of the A556 around the villages of Mere and Bucklow Hill, with widening and junction changes for the rest of the length. The new road would run entirely through Green Belt from junction 7 of the M56 in the north to junction 19 of the M6 in the south and the scheme includes the introduction of hard shoulder running southbound on the M6 between junction 19 and the Knutsford services.

Road-building in several locations around this area are related to the expansion of Manchester Airport and the creation of a 'world logistics hub', which is currently being submitted for outline planning permission. This local news story shows the opposition to these plans in the area: Campaigners fear airport hub will destroy way of life, Wilmslow Express.

More details:
From the Highways Agency: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/A556-Knutsford-to-Bowdon-Improvement

Total cost: £137 to £212 million
Length: 6.5 km
Carbon impact: Highways Agency gives an increase of 79,472 tonnes over the 60 year appraisal period

Funding info: Is in the Highways Agency's 'planned' programme for start of contruction in 2015.

Planning info: The scheme was accepted by the Infrastructure Planning Commission on 20 May 2013, with the examination taking place from Sep 2013 to Jan 2014. North West Transport Activist RoundtableA556 Lobby GroupRead the group's blog post on our website:

A56 bypass scheme

Bypass
Local authority area:
Lancashire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Lancashire County Council, Pendle Borough Council
(Also known as the A56 Villages Bypass Scheme or Colne Bypass)

Latest: A new study and consultation in late 2013 appears to suggest that the previous route is to be abandoned as it would conflict with re-opening the Skipton-Colne railway line. New 'brown' and 'blue' routes are likely to be developed as major schemes as part of the East Lancashire Highways and Transport Masterplan.

Once proposed as an extension of the M65 motorway, but stopped after huge objections in the 1980s, this proposal is a revival of the smaller 'A56 villages bypass scheme' between Colne and Thornton-in-Craven, which was abandoned in 2000 after Lancashire County Council opted to fund the Heysham-M6 Link Road instead.

In August 2012, the Council revived the project, setting up an 'M65 to Yorkshire Corridor Study', which is due to report on options, including the possibility that the route of the closed Skipton-Colne railway line is used for the new road - read this story in the Burnley Citizen for more details.
This Pendle newspaper. is running a 'build the bypass' campaign and has produced a timeline of events so far.

Total cost: £34 million
Length: 4.2 km (Brown option)

Funding info:

Planning info: Previously approved. Now, initial studies are being carried out on potential routes.

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
When the plans were last proposed in 2000, objectors included the Pendle branch of Transport 2000 (now Campaign for Better Transport) and a coalition of local environmental groups.


A57 Hyde Road Localised Widening

Widening
Local authority area:
Manchester City Council
Who is promoting it?: Manchester City Council

Increasing the span of a railway bridge on the A57 Hyde Road, which leads to the Etihad stadium development area and Sportcity. Aimed at increasing traffic flow and reducing collisions. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement i May 2013

More details:
Pinch Point Fund application on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.

Total cost: £3.5 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £2.4 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013.

Planning info: Planning application for the new bridge to be submitted.

Construction could start in:2014


A57 M1 Junction 31 to Todwick Crossroads

Widening
Local authority area:
Rotherham MBC
Who is promoting it?: Rotherham MBC

Work to the A57 to widen the existing single carriageway to a dual two lane carriageway from east of the M1 Junction 31 to the junction of the A57 and the B6463 Todwick Road in Rotherham.

More details:
From Rotherham Council: http://www2.dft.gov.uk/adobepdf/165237/706167/706544/rotherham.pdf

Total cost: £14.7 million
Length: 1.8 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Won funding from the DfT in early 2011 - in the 'Supported Pool'.

Planning info: Public Inquiry held and given planning and orders permission in 2012 (decision letter from DfT and CPRE South Yorkshire objected to the scheme on environmental and safety grounds


A570 Ormskirk Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Lancashire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Lancashire County Council

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: A draft West Lancashire Highways and Transport Masterplan was consulted upon in late 2013. This ruled out the bypass from being part of Lancashire CC's plans, saying: "The plan rules out pursuing a bypass of Ormskirk as a recent study has shown current congestion is largely caused by local traffic, limiting the benefit of a bypass and meaning that a combination of other proposals as outlined in the masterplan will be more effective."

This road was dropped from Lancashire County Council's priorities in 2008, when a 2008, when a £37 million route through Westhead was shelved. However, this bypass remains in the council's plans, and now that the Heysham M6 Link Road is being funded by the Department for Transport and going through the planning process, this bypass is likely to be put back on the table.

More details:
Some local MPs are campaigning for the road: Rosie Cooper MP Recent local newspaper coverage: New approach needed say bypass opponents
,a href="http://www.osadvertiser.co.uk/news/ormskirk-news/2012/02/16/businesses-d..." target="_blank">Businesses divided over whether Ormskirk bypass will help trade in the town.

Total cost: £37 million in 2008
Length: 9.7 km
Carbon impact: Not known

Funding info: Currently unfunded.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015

Campaigners:
CPRE Lancashire
North West Transport Acti


A579 Atherleigh Way Access (Parsonage Link Road) Phase 2

Link Road
Local authority area:
Wigan Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wigan Borough Council

One of a series of new roads set out in Wigan's 2014 Infrastructure Delivery Plan, which are intended to open up areas to the south east of Wigan for development. This road appears in the programme for the first 5 years of the plan.

The route can also be downloaded from Wigan Council's website here.

Includes a crossing of Westleigh Brook.

Total cost: £4.4 million
Length: 1 km (est)

Funding info: Contributions expected from developers and landowners.

Planning info: Unknown

Construction could start in:2014

Campaigners:
Leigh Ornithological Society has opposed the project. In a local poll, 68% of people disagreed with the scheme.


A579 Bolton Road - A577 Tyldesley Road Link

Link Road
Local authority area:
Wigan Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wigan Borough Council

One of a series of new roads set out in Wigan's 2014 Infrastructure Delivery Plan, which are intended to open up areas to the south east of Wigan for development. This road appears in the programme for the second 5 years of the plan (2016 to 2021).

The route can also be downloaded from Wigan Council's website here.

Total cost: £5.2 million
Length: 1.1 km (est)

Funding info: Private

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


A58 Liverpool Rd - A578 Leigh Rd Link

Link Road
Local authority area:
Wigan Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wigan Borough Council

A new road from the A578 Leigh Road to the A58 Liverpool Road in Wigan. A route map can be downloaded from Wigan Council's website here.

Affects sites of biological importance with priority species.

Total cost: £10 million
Length: 4.4 km

Funding info: Funded partly by developers.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:Is in the 2011-2016 schedule of Wigan's local plans.


A582 South Ribble Western Distributor upgrade

Widening and new link
Local authority area:
Lancashire County Council, with 3 local planning authorities (Preston City Council, South Ribble, and Chorley Borough)
Who is promoting it?: Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

Widening the A582 between the A6 and Preston town centre along its whole length, with additional short sections of new link roads, in the south of Preston.

Appears in the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and the Highways and Transport Masterplan, which was published in March 2013. Full documents and an initial environmental assessment of the Masterplan can be found here: Central Lancashire website.

Will have likely impacts on sensitive SPA and SAC nature sites. The initial environment assessment for Masterplan says: "Particular attention will need to be given to the design of new roads (Preston Western Distributer, the upgrading of the South Ribble Western Distributor (the A582) and the completion of the Penwortham Bypass and the New Ribble Bridge where their construction and presence could pose significant impacts on the downstream Ribble and Alt Estuaries Natura 2000 site."

Total cost: Unknown
Length: 8 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info: Planning application currently scheduled for 2016/17.

Construction could start in:2018


A5-M1 Link - Dunstable Northern Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Bedfordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency

A5 Dunstable Bypass was in the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

With additional funding and all consents obtained, construction is expected to start on this road in spring 2014.

A new 4.5km dual carriageway from the A5 north of Dunstable to the M1, creating a new motorway junction (J11a).

More details:
From the Highways Agency: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/A5-M1-Link--Dunstable-Northern-Bypass-

Total cost: £171m to £217m
Length: 4.5 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Is in the Highways Agency's 'planned' programme. A developer has put up £45m of funding and Bedfordshire County Council is adding another £5m of Growth Area Funding - see this DfT press release.

Planning info: A Public Inquiry was due to start in June 2010, but this was postponed in the Spending Review and held in February 2012. A decision in favour was mad

Construction could start in:2014


A6 Stockport North-South Bypass and Stepping Hill Link

Bypass
Local authority area:
Stockport Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Stockport MBC, Cheshire East Council, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
(Part of the SEMMMS Road network)
In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Part of the SEMMMS programme, alongside the A555 Manchester Airport Link Road and Poynton Bypass, this is a separate North-South bypass of the A6 at Stockport. One of the network of schemes that was referred to the South East Manchester Multi Modal Study (SEMMMS) and endorsed by it, based on high traffic growth projections that have not materialised.

The road would run from the M60 in the north through a green corridor in Bredbury, round the urban fringe of Offerton and Hazel Grove to the east of Stockport, impacting on water courses and ancient woodland. It would meet up in the Green Belt with another proposed SEMMMS road, the east-west A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road which in turn would connect with yet another proposed SEMMMS scheme, the Woodford-Poynton Relief Road. The latter would link at its southern end with the Macclesfield Silk Road. The original route can be seen here (page 10): SEMMMS final report

Total cost: £113 million
Length: 8.1 km

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2014-

Campaigners:
The SEMMMS proposals are opposed by a range of local community and environmental groups. CPRE Cheshire Branch's objection to the road in the Stockport UDP can be read

A602 Ware to Stevenage widening

Widening
Local authority area:
Hertfordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Hertfordshire County Council
(Also known as the A602 Corridor Strategy)

Appears in Hertfordshire County Council's Local Transport Plan and is a priority project for the new Hertfordshire Local Transport Body. The plan would widen the A602 between the A10 at Ware and the A1(M) at Stevenage to a full dual carriageway.

More details:
Scheme outline in proposal to LTB (pdf).

Total cost: £27.4 million
Length: 15 km (est)

Funding info: Awarded £11.2 million by Hertfordshire Local Transport Body in July 2013 as the LTB's second top priority scheme - LTB documents online

Planning info: The Herts LTB indicative timetable says planning permission and CPO processes will be obtained by the end of 2015 and may take 24 months.

Construction could start in:2018


A605 Stanground Bypass Dualling

Widening
Local authority area:
Peterborough City Council
Who is promoting it?: Peterborough City Council

Widening of the existing Stanground bypass to a dual carriageway. Two phases appear in Peterborough City Council's current local transport plan. The Peterborough Infrastructure Delivery Schedule published in Nov 2012 says the eastern phase of the project is a medium term scheme (next 6-10 years).

A new roundabout at the junction of the A605 and B1095 was a £4.5 million reserve scheme in the first priority lists published by the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Transport Body in July 2013: priorities document online. No details of transport priority projects have yet been published by the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough LEP but these are expected in its draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) in early-mid 2014.

Total cost: Eastern end £10-15 million
Length: 2.6 km (est)

Funding info: Not known, some developer contributions likely.

Planning info: Unknown

Construction could start in:2016


A61 - A617 ‘Avenue’ Link Road

Link road
Local authority area:
Derbyshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Derbyshire County Council

Latest: Funding for this scheme from the D2N2 LEP may be confirmed in the SEP process, with final agreement with Government expected between March and July 2014.

A new road to support development in Chesterfield. Derbyshire's current Local Transport Plan identified it for preparation as a scheme to be supported by developer contributions.

The draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) from D2N2 LEP, published in Dec 2013 said: "Further investment priorities will be considered during January-March 2014, with potential options including bus priority on A60 corridor (Mansfield), A61/A617 Avenue Link (Chesterfield), Woodville Regeneration Route (Swadlincote) and A610 Ripley – Codnor access improvements (Amber Valley)"

Will affect Chesterfield Canal.

Total cost: uknown
Length: 5.5 to 6 km

Funding info: Would be part funded by developer contributions.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


A6102 Herries Rd/Barnsley Rd (Fir Vale)

Link Road
Local authority area:
Sheffield City Council
Who is promoting it?: Sheffield City Council

This project appears in Sheffield City Council's Core Strategy, and is associated with development in the Upper Don Valley.The annual monitoring report of the LDF for 2011 (Word document) states that no progress has yet been made on this project.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 1.9 km (est)

Funding info: Core Strategy says the project "will be provided through Local Transport Plan funding, complemented, where appropriate, by developer contributions"

Planning info: unknown

Construction could start in:2016


A619 Staveley-Brimington Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Derbyshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Derbyshire County Council
(Also known as Chesterfield to Staveley Regeneration Route)

Latest: The protected and planned route is affected by proposals for a maintenance depot for HS2, and new routes are considered in this report, produced for Derbyshire County Council in January 2014. HS2 could also be a source of funding for the project.

This scheme was proposed in two parts; from Chesterfield to Staveley and from Staveley to the M1 junction 30. The second part was removed as a priority in the preparation of Derbyshire's current Local Transport Plan. The first part was retained and identified as a scheme to be supported by developer contributions and "'on hold' pending review of impacts of the Markham Vale deelopment and subject to consideration as part of the Staveley Area Action Plan."

More about the Staveley developments here: www.chesterfield.co.uk/developments/Staveley/.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 5.7 km (est)

Funding info: Would be part funded by developer contributions.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


A621 Bramall Lane

Widening
Local authority area:
Sheffield City Council
Who is promoting it?: Sheffield City Council

This project appears in Sheffield City Council's Core Strategy. The annual monitoring report of the LDF for 2011 (Word document) states that no progress has yet been made on this project.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 0.8 km (est)

Funding info: Core Strategy says the project "will be provided through Local Transport Plan funding, complemented, where appropriate, by developer contributions"

Planning info: unknown

Construction could start in:2016-


A628 bypasses/Peak District motorway

Bypass
Local authority area:
Runs through Tameside, Derbyshire, Barnsley, Sheffield
Who is promoting it?: Tameside Council, High Peak Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Barnsley Council, Sheffield City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester
(Associated schemes also referred to as Mottram-Tintwistle Bypass / Longendale Bypass / Longendale Integrated Transport Strategy)
Originally a plan from the 1960s and an extension of proposals in the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at "trans-Pennine routes between Sheffi eld and Manchester":Action for Roads. These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

The Highways Agency pulled out of plans for the Mottram-Tintwistle Bypass on the A57/A628 in 2009, but now these plans are being revived, with some local politicians talking about a much bigger plan for a new motorway across the Peak District National Park, which was last proposed in the 1960s.

In July 2012, Local Transport Today reported that such a road "could make use of the disused Woodhead rail tunnels... The plans for the study have emerged from the Mottram Tintwistle Bypass working group." Two local MPs are also supporting the plans, Conservative Andrew Bingham and Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds. The Greater Manchester LTP3 document includes the development of an integrated transport strategy for Longendale. (http://www.tfgm.com/ltp3/

The likely proposed route along the A628 corridor would take away a walking and cycling route that currently uses the disused rail line outside the Woodhead tunnels, and would pass for six miles through Longendale in the Peak District National Park. The Campaign for National Parks has written in response about the devastating effect the motorway would have on the park and said that "Such a road should not even be considered as a possibility."

Total cost:
Length: 35 km (whole route est)

Funding info:

Planning info: None, but the Highways Agency has kept ownership of land in the area that it obtained for the Mottram-Tintwistle Bypass.

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
The Campaign For National Parks is opposed to the plans. The Save Swallows Wood campaign was successful in its work against the Mottram-Tintwistle Bypass in 2009.

A684 Bedale-Aiskew-Leeming Bar Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
North Yorkshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: North Yorkshire County Council

A new 4.8km single carriageway road from the A684 north of Bedale to the A684 east of Leeming Bar.

Assessments show significant impacts on protected species including badgers, water voles and bats in Rectory Wood and damage to hedgerows. The road crosses a flood plain and could increase the flood risk in Bedale.

More details:
From North Yorkshire Council: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/26199Department for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £50 million
Length: 4.8 km
Carbon impact: DfT assessment says "a reduction in carbon emissions of 45,200 tCO2e over the 60-year appraisal period".

Funding info: Funding announced by Department for Transport in December 2011. This DfT summary (pdf) says full funding approval is expected in Apr 2014.

Planning info: A planning inquiry was held in May 2013 and approval given in August 2013 (DfT decision letter and

A6-Manchester Airport Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Stockport MBC / Cheshire East Council / Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Who is promoting it?: Stockport MBC Cheshire East / Greater Manchester Combined Authority
(Also known as the Manchester Airport Link Road and the SEMMMS Road)
In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Part of the SEMMMS network of new roads, previously dropped but now revived, along with the A523 Poynton Bypass and the A6 Stockport North-South Bypass. The route in the original SEMMMS strategy can be seen here (page 10): SEMMMS final report

This part of the plan would be a new dual carriageway between the M56 near Manchester Airport to the A6 south of Stockport.

Total cost: £290 million
Length: 10 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Funding 'announced' in the Autumn statement 2011 but still remains at 'seeking programme entry' stage (see FOI response here). Costs likely to be split between central and local government in the same proportion as previously planned, with the PTE (Transport for Greater Manchester) and local authorities contributing about half the cost.

Planning info: Initial consultation ended Jan 2013 (see the joint CfBT and NW TAR response here). A second consultation finished in July 2013 (North West Transport Roundtable (NW TAR)Stockport Friends of the EarthPoynton Against Unnecessary Link roads to the Airport (PAULA) repres

More from Campaign for Better Transport:
More from Campaign for Better Transport: CfBT and NW TAR response to business case and Jan 2013 consultationhttp://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blogs/roads/021211-manchester-airport


Aire Valley Enterprise Zone Package

Link Road
Local authority area:
Leeds City Council
Who is promoting it?: Leeds City Council/West Yorkshire ITA
Also known as Aire Valley Integrated Transport Package.

Latest: Agreement on the £1.6 transport fund for West Yorkshire has been delayed. The draft Strategic Economic Plan for the area says: "The original plans to fund £1.6bn of transport investment over the next decade, agreed under the Leeds City Region City Deal in 2012, have become unworkable as a result of subsequent changes to legislation.

"Building on our ongoing discussions with the Cities Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and based on a detailed proposal submitted to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 6 March, we are seeking government’s agreement to a payment by results deal, based on us retaining a proportion of the increase in the national tax take we achieve as a result of our local transport investment."

A new Link road and river bridge to connect East Leeds Link Road (A63) to Pontefract Road (B6481). Associated with an Enterprise Zone development area next to the M1, and planned with future new Park and Ride services in mind, as well as a proposed NGT trolleybus extension.

Prioritised by WYITA for the first wave of funding from its City Deal and West Yorkshire 'Plus' Transport Fund, which incorporates the functions of the Local Transport Body for the area. More details in this report to the WYITA Executive Board meeting in September 2013 (pdf).

More details:
Aire Valley Enterprise Zone website

Total cost: £27 million
Length: Unknown

Funding info: Funding for the project has been prioritised by the WYITA West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (WYPTF). More details were due to appear in the Leed City Region's draft Growth Deal and Strategic Economic Plan in March 2014. This says, however, that a new funding mechanism for the WYPTF will be needed and proposals have yet to be agreed with Government: " Leeds City Region website

Planning info: Planning permission will be needed. The project funding schedule estimates construction will start in 2018/19.

Construction could start in:2018


Alton Western Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Hampshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Hampshire County Council, East Hampshire Council

East Hants Transport Statement of June 2012 (part of Hampshire's 2012 Infrastructure Assessment project) includes proposals for an Alton Western Bypass. The cost is given as £30 million and the document states that the road is at the 'prefeasibility' stage of planning. It estimates the project will only be completed in the long term (>10 years away).

Total cost: £30 million
Length: 5 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2022-


Arborfield Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Wokingham Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wokingham Borough Council
Also known as Arborfield Bypass and Arborfield Cross Relief Road

Related to the development of the Arborfield Garrison site near Wokingham, a masterplan and Supplementary Planning Document for which was published in 2010 showing 3,500 new homes arranged around a village-like centre.

Traffic and transport models have caused concern about traffic generation on the main roads in surrounding villages and Swallowfield Parish Council and some local councillors have lobbied for a bypass of the A327 (Spring 2013 Parish Council newsletter - pdf) . Wokingham Borough Council consulted on routes in autumn 2013 and a preferred option will be selected in 2014. The road was not prioritised for funding by Berkshire LTB in July 2013, but was on the reserve list and in 14th place overall: LTB documents online

There are concerns among local people that the longest of the possible routes would cut through woodland, open countryside and agricultural land.

More details:
Scheme page on the Wokingham Borough Council website

Total cost: £22.6 million
Length: 2.5 km
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: A bid for £15.8 million from Berkshire LTB was considered but the road was not placed high on the priority list for the LTB and the road also does not appear in the draft SEP from the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP - consultation draft Dec 2013. Would also need contributions from the developers of the Garrison site

Planning info: The road appears in the Wokingham Borough Council Local Transport Plan (page 121-123) and a route consultation is due in 2013.

Construction could start in:2016


Aylesbury Eastern Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Buckinghamshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Buckinghamshire County Council/Aylesbury Vale District Council

Named as a priority project to start in 2015/16 in the Buckinghamshire LTP3 implementation plan. The route is shown in this Aylesbury District Council public leaflet about its development plans: http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/assets/content/bcc/docs/strategic_planning/LEAFLET_merged.pdf.

In July 2013, the southern part of the scheme was named as the top priority for funding from Buckinghamshire Local Transport Body - LTB priority list submitted to the DfT (pdf).

There is controversy about the related development site, Aylesbury East - see this blog for more information

Total cost: £25 million
Length: 5.6 km in total (est)
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: The northern part of the route (along with the Stocklake Link Road) will be part funded by a Barrett development (Aylesbury East website). The southern part was prioritised by Buckinghamshire LTB, but the LTB's final contribution is not yet determined. Developer funding is also being sought.

Planning info: Unknown, but the road plans are closely linked with contentious developments which are in various stages of approval - see the Watermead

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
Local residents' groups are opposed to the siting of related development on an 'eastern arc'. Developer funding from these developments would be needed for the roads.
Bierton, Brought


B4100-B4451 Dual Carriageway

Link Road
Local authority area:
Warwickshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Warwickshire County Council

Latest: The scheme was given planning permission in February 2014, and construction is expected later in the year.

A new dual carriageway, building partly on existing B-roads from M40 J12 to the Jaguar Land Rover Aston Martin plant. The junction and road are very congested at peak times due to traffic to and from the car plants.

The scheme is associated with planned Highways Agency changes to the motorway junction. The local road dual carriageway has been part-funded from the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

In responses to the planning application, concern was expressed by residents and local parish councils about high levels of light pollution, as well as noise and visual intrusion.

More details:
Warwickshire County Council website for the scheme.

Total cost: £6.3 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £3.3 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. The local authority is also seeking Regional Growth Fund money. No third-party contributions from the car manufacturers are noted in the LPPF application.

Planning info:

Banwell Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Bath and North East Somerset
Who is promoting it?: West of England LEP

This road is in the shortlist prepared by the West of England LEP for 'schemes assessed as affordable and deliverable through devolved major schemes initial assessment criteria': West of England LEP prioritisation document.

Runs near Ancient Monuments and woodland. On floodplain land.

Total cost: £30 million
Length: 6.4 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015-


Basford West Spine Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Cheshire East Council
Who is promoting it?: Cheshire East Council

The road and associated development was given planning permission in August 2013, despite objections from local residents. Construction was expected to start in March 2014 - local news report.

A new road from the A500 into the centre of Crewe. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Project documents on Cheshire East website

Total cost: £4.7 million
Length: 1 km (est)

Funding info: Given £2.7 million by DfT in tranche 1 of Local Pinch Point Fund.

Planning info: Permission applied for in early 2013, and awarded (including for surrounding development) in August 2013 - local news story.

Construction could start in:2014


Beccles Southern Relief Road

Ring Road
Local authority area:
Suffolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Suffolk County Council/Norfolk and Suffolk Local Transport Body

A new route consultation is expected in 2014.

A new road to the south of Beccles between the A145 London Road and the B1127, intended to reduce HGV traffic in Beccles town centre. Included in Suffolk County Council's transport plans and the Waveney Local Development Framework. Consultation on the route corridor was carried out in 2011 and a further consultation was expected in 2013 but delayed - see this newspaper report from May 2013. In December 2013, new maps were published on the Suffolk County Council website, with an invitation to comment, but it is not clear whether this is a further new route consultation.

More details can be seen on the Suffolk County Council transport projects webpage.Appears in the priority scheme list for Norfolk and Suffolk Local Transport Body, published in July 2013 - LTB documents online.

Responses to the corridor consultation indicate that the environmental effect on local wildlife (e.g. little owls, newts, barn owl, flora and fauna) and its habitat could be very significant.

Total cost: £9 million
Length: 2.2 km
Carbon impact: Not known

Funding info: Prioritised by Norfolk and Suffolk LTB in July 2013. The exact contribution from the LTB is to be decided and is unlikely to cover a high proportion of the cost.

Planning info: Appears in local transport plans, and a route corridor consultation has been carried out, with no preferred route yet published. A further route consultation appears to have started quietly in December 2013.

Construction could start in:2015


Bedford Western Bypass Northern Section

Bypass
Local authority area:
Bedford Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Bedford Borough Council/South East Midlands Local Transport Board

A new single carriageway road from the A428 at Bromham to the A6 North of Bedford. Funded by the Local Transport Board and the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport - DfT announcement, LTB documents online

More details:
Project page on Bedford Borough Council's website.

Total cost: £15 million
Length: 2 km

Funding info: Given £4.5 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013 and allocated £2.5 million by the South East Midlands Local Transport Board in July 2013. Other funding comes from Council Growth Area Funds (£4m) and a Homes and Communities Agency Grant (£4.9m).

Planning info: Had planning permission but a supplementary planning application was also made and approved (13/02260/MAF

Construction could start in:2015


Beverley Integrated Transport Plan

Bypass
Local authority area:
East Riding of Yorkshire
Who is promoting it?: East Riding of Yorkshire
(Also known as Beverley Bypass and Beverley Southern Relief Road)

Road changes including new 3km 'Southern Relief Road', also called 'Minster Way'. The park and ride bus services in the original plans have been delayed until a later scheme and dropped from this project.

There are three designated sites of local importance close to the proposed scheme.

More details:
From the East Riding Council websiteDepartment for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £27.3 million
Length: 3 km
Carbon impact: DfT assessment gives an increase of 3,274 tonnes over 60 years.

Funding info: Funding announced by Department for Transport in December 2011. Final approval given in March 2013.

Planning info: Planning permission granted in 2011. Compulsory Purchase Orders and Side Roads Orders were approved in 2013.

Construction could start in:2013


Bexhill to Hastings Link Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
East Sussex County Council
Who is promoting it?: East Sussex County Council

Latest: Protestors from the Combe Haven Defenders were acquitted of all charges for their 2013 tree-top protests against this road in March 2014 - read the news.

A new 5.6km single carriageway road between the A259 in Bexhill and the B2092 Queensway in Hastings.Preparation work for construction began on the road in December 2012, prompting long-running protests from local groups, including the Combe Haven Defenders.

In June 2013, East Sussex County Council approved an additional £13 million for the road, bringing the total budget up to £113 million. Campaigners obtained the updated value for money figures and calculated that the benefit-cost ratio had fallen clearly into the 'low' category and called for the road to be cancelled. Press release.

The route passes within metres of the Combe Haven Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the noise and visual intrusion of the road would have a devastating effect on the whole of the Combe Haven Valley.In March 2012, the heads of Campaign for Better Transport, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Greenpeace UK, Friends of the Earth, Hastings Alliance, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Sussex Countryside Trust wrote to the Transport Secretary urging her not to give funding to this destructive road. Read the letter.

More details:
From East Sussex County Council.
Our response to the funding decision: "Approving Bexhill-Hastings Road destroys government's environmental credentials."
Department for Transport assessment (pdf)

Total cost: £113 million
Length: 5.6 km
Carbon impact: DfT assessment gives an increase of 383,280 tonnes over 60 years.

Funding info: Not approved in December 2011 due to environmental concerns. However, after alternative options were blocked from serious consideration by the County Council, the DfT agreed to fund the road in March 2012.

Planning info: Planning permission given by local authorities in 2008. A Public Inquiry into Compulsory Purchase Orders was held in 2009, and the decision and inspector's report were published in 2012: Hastings Alliance.Combe Haven Defenders

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Birmingham Ring Road

Widening
Local authority area:
Birmingham City Council
Who is promoting it?: Birmingham City Council, Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP

Extra capacity at junctions on the ring road around Birmingham, associated with (and providing access to) Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP's major project, the 'Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone'. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Project page on the council website.

Total cost: £9.4 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £3.9 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. Centro is also contributing £1.5 million.

Planning info: Not required.

Construction could start in:2014


Bletchley Southern Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Milton Keynes Council
Who is promoting it?: Milton Keynes Council

A new road south of Bletchley from the A4146 to the A521.Maps from the Milton Keynes Transport Strategy can be seen here (pdf)

A protected route for the road forms part of proposals for a South West Milton Keynes housing development and can be seen in the exhibition boards for the consultation on the masterplan for the site. The road itself is not yet part of the plans.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 5.5 km (estimate)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


Boston Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Lincolnshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Boston Borough Council
(Also known as Boston Distributor Road)
In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

A proposed bypass of the A16 at Boston, which has been discussed for many decades. Some initial studies were carried out in 2008, but it did not appear in Lincolnshire County Council's current local transport plan (LTP3). However, the LTP3 was an interim measure only covering the period from 2011-2013, and the council consulted on a new longer-term LTP4 in 2012.

In 2007, a group of independent council candidates explicitly calling themselves the 'Boston Bypass Independents' won a number of seats on Boston Borough Council. They were renamed the Boston District Independents in 2011, and still campaign for the road.As a result, the road is now referred to as a possible future project in the new LTP4 document (see page 51). The draft Joint Core Strategy documents (see the consultation website), however, do not include the bypass as a firm infrastructure project only an 'aspiration' and say it is unlikely to be delivered fully during the plan period (to 2031).

The area around Boston is environmentally sensitive, with several waterways in the fenland and woodland that would be affected by the new road. Other environmental issues include noise, visual intrusion and severance. The height of parts of the road would affect views of St Botolph's Church (the 'Boston Stump'), and English Heritage has objected to previous schemes.

Total cost: £55 milion
Length: 8 km (est)

Funding info: Unfunded at present.

Planning info: No permissions yet obtained.

Construction could start in:2020


Botley Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Hampshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Hampshire County Council

This proposal was shelved by Hampshire County Council in March 2012, but remains a long-term aspiration and local county councillors and Eastleigh Council say they will push to have it reinstated. It is included in Eastleigh Borough Transport Statement submission to Hampshire's Infrastructure Assessment (Eastleigh Transport Statement).

Read a local news report from the Daily Echo here The proposed route can be seen here

There have been objections to the bypass proposal on the grounds of its environmental impact.

Total cost: £30 million
Length: 4.2 km (est)

Funding info: Hampshire County Council as highway authority has put off the proposal on both transport and funding grounds.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2020-

Campaigners:
The road's relationship to large development proposals at Boorley Green, Hedge End and Botley have been focus of local objections.


Brandon Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Suffolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Suffolk County Council/Norfolk and Suffolk Local Transport Body

A bypass of Brandon in Suffolk on the A1065, linked with a new housing scheme - see this local newspaper report. Appears as a medium/long term scheme in the Suffolk Local Transport Plan from 2011, and is listed as a priority scheme for the Norfolk and Suffolk Local Transport Body, published in July 2013 - LTB documents online.

Local landowners and developers are pushing hard for the scheme, which would enable their housing plans to go forwards. They submitted plans to the Forest Heath District Council local plan in November 2013 - story on local news website, and their campaign page.The current draft Core Strategy document does not contain firm plans for the road.

Total cost: £25 million
Length: Unknown

Funding info: Prioritised by Norfolk and Suffolk LTB in July 2013. The exact contribution from the LTB is to be decided and is unlikely to cover a high proportion of the cost and developer and other contributions will be needed.

Planning info: In Feb 2013 (see news report above) the landowner for the related housing says a planning application for the site is being prepared.

Construction could start in:2016


Bridge Road Widening, Exeter

Widening
Local authority area:
Devon County Council/Exeter City Council
Who is promoting it?: Devon County Council/Heart of the South West LTB

Widening of Bridge Road in Exeter with two extra traffic lanes achieved by creating a separate new cycling/pedestrian bridge in the city. One of the first priority schemes to be funded by the Heart of the South West Local Transport Body.

More details:
More details are given in the proposal to the LTB: Bridge Road proforma, May 2013 (pdf) Devon County Council project page

Total cost: £12.3 million
Length: 0.8 km (est)

Funding info: Awarded £4.55 million by Heart of the South West LTB in July 2013.

Planning info: Most road changes would be within the existing land envelope so no planning permission required. The scheme proposal says that "A CPO will however be required, and preparations for this are underway"

Construction could start in:2014


Brighouse Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Calderdale Borough, West Yorkshire
Who is promoting it?: Calderdale Borough Council

A bypass around the town of Brighouse. The scheme does not appear in West Yorkshire's joint Local Transport Plan, but the borough council appears to be drawing on funds intended for development of future proposals to start making plans for the bypass. Read this local news report for more details - Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 2.4 km (est)

Funding info: Not known

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


Bristol Airport Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Bristol/North Somerset
Who is promoting it?: West of England LEP

This road is in the shortlist prepared by the West of England LEP and is among the schemes assessed 'unaffordable through devolved maor schemes funding in the absence of other funding sources'. Therefore private or national government funding will need to be sought by the LEP. See the document here: West of England LEP prioritisation document.

Total cost: £104 million
Length: 12.7 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017-


Broughton Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Lancashire County Council, with 3 local planning authorities (Preston City Council, South Ribble, and Chorley Borough)
Who is promoting it?: Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

A controversial bypass plan for the village of Broughton near Garstang. Plans can be viewed here on Lancashire County Council's website.

Appears in the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and the Highways and Transport Masterplan, which was published in March 2013. Full documents and an initial environmental assessment of the Masterplan can be found here: Central Lancashire website.

Total cost: £19 million
Length: 2 km

Funding info: Developers of the nearby Whittingham Hospital site Taylor Wimpey will be contributing £10 million as part of plans for major house-building. Delays to funding mean that final planning has yet to be completed.

Planning info: Application expected to renew existing planning permission in 2013/14.

Construction could start in:2015

Campaigners:
Planning permission was opposed by the Fight the Broughton bypass & Broughton Bypass Review Group residents’ groups.


Bury St Edmunds Eastern Relief Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Suffolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Suffolk County Council/Norfolk and Suffolk Local Transport Body

A new road to the East of Bury St Edmunds, linked with a large new housing development. The road would link a roundabout in the housing estate with junction 45 of the A14. A map of the route can be seen on page 4 of this presentation from developers - http://buryvision.org.uk/PDFs/MoretonHall.pdf.

Total cost: £18 million
Length: 2.5 km (est)

Funding info: Housing developers Taylor Wimpey have pledged to fund the road - see their website. It was also prioritised by the Norfolk and Suffolk LTB in July 2013, but the final allocation of funds from the LTB is not yet decided.

Planning info: Unclear. A alanning application was submitted in August 2013 according to this

Caldecott Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Rutland County Council
Who is promoting it?: Rutland County Council

Rutland County Council does not have an extensive road-building programme, but its LTP3 strategy does identify two bypasses for investment. Read the document here. Funding for this scheme was previously dropped in the Regional Funding Allocation settlement of 2009.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 1.5 km

Funding info: The local transport plan states that "feasibility studies will be carried out as & when the UK financial situation allows."

Planning info:

Construction could start in:unknown


Callington Road Link/Bath Road Improvements

Link road
Local authority area:
Bristol
Who is promoting it?: Bristol City Council/West of England LEP

A new road along a disused railway line from the A4174 to the A4320 St Philips Causeway, plus improvement to the A4 Bath Road. Previously a project within the DfT's local major schemes programme and now part of the West of England Parnership's LTP3 major schemes list and being promoted by the new LEP.

More information here: West of England Partnership website

Total cost: £97 million
Length: 1.6 km

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015-


Camborne-Pool-Redruth Transport Package

Widening and bypass
Local authority area:
Cornwall County Countil
Who is promoting it?: Cornwall County Council

A new route from Camborne to Redruth through Pool, largely through brownfield/ex-industrial sites. Includes widening of existing roads, new roads, and some cycling/walking provision along the new route. To reduce costs, bus priority measures and some widening to dual carriageway were taken out of this project for the final funding bid.

The scheme will affect the quality of the landscape and parts of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site which has led to some local opposition and concern from heritage organisations.

More details:
From Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=29076Department for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £26.8 million
Length: 4.9 km (est)
Carbon impact: DfT assessment says "Reduced congestion is forecast to reduce carbon emissions by 21,900tCO2e over the 60-year appraisal period. However, the appraisal does not include trips from developments dependent on the scheme which may increase congestion on the n

Funding info: Funding announced by Department for Transport in December 2011.

Planning info: Planning permission was granted in December 2008 and January 2010 and does not expire until 2014. Final Orders and permissions given in 2012.

Construction could start in:Work started May 2013: BBC news


Canvey Island (third access route)

New road tunnel
Local authority area:
Essex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Essex County Council and South East LEP

Ranked 23 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

More information in this report: http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/projects/medway-crossing/medway-crossing1.html

The 150m-long tunnel elements would be constructed on a site/staging area/dry dock in southwest Canvey Island that would be reclaimed from the sea.

Total cost: £4 billion
Length: 7.6 km

Funding info: Funding would likely come from government money, road tolls and rail operator funds. A proposal had previously been made to the DfT but it is now part of the competition for South East LEP devolved funding.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017

Campaigners:
South East Essex Friends of the Earth is opposed to this scheme: www.seefoe.org.uk. They say: "We oppose any new road onto Canvey and we oppose a lower Thames crossing. We want the funds that would ha


Carrington-Irlam/Cadishead Link Phase 1 and 2 (Carrington Bypass)

Bypass
Local authority area:
Trafford Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Trafford Borough Council

New roads, including Carrington Bypass and a new canal crossing for a large new development area. Plans are described in the Trafford local plan (pdf)

Total cost: £31.5 million
Length: 5.8 km (est)

Funding info: £2.6 million in developer contributions are expected.

Planning info: No planning permission yet.

Construction could start in:Local plans schedule these projects for before 2016


Chicken Hall Lane Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Hampshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Hampshire County Council, Eastleigh Borough Council

The Eastleigh Transport Statement of June 2012 (part of Hampshire's 2012 Infrastructure Assessment project) includes proposals for a Chickenhall Lane Link Road, to link with the River Side Strategic Employment Site, at an estimated cost of £120 million. The scheme status for the road says that feasibility is 'complete', but estimates the project will be only be completed in the long term (>10 years away).

Total cost: £120 million
Length: 6 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info: Feasibility studies have been completed.

Construction could start in:2022-


Cogges Link Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Oxfordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Oxfordshire County Council
REJECTED JUNE 2012

A bypass around the South and East of Witney in Oxfordshire, crossing the river Windrush and diverting part of the river course. In June 2012, the road was officially blocked by the Secretary of State after a negative report from a Public Inquiry into compulsory purchase orders.

News stories:
BBC report
Oxford Times

30 acres of Witney Country Park would have been damaged by the proposed scheme and a children's play area lost. An application for Town Green status for the park by Witney First was rejected in 2010.The road would also have caused noise problems and increased flood risk.

More details:
http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/cogges-link-road

Total cost: £25 million
Length: 10.3 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Funded by developers and County Council budgets.

Planning info: A Public Inquiry was held between September and November 2011, and the inspector's conclusions were that a four-way junction on the A40 at Shores Green was a better option. Witney First activists wrote a series of blogs about the Inquiry here:

Construction could start in:CANCELLED

Campaigners:
Witney FirstOxfordshire CPRE


Congleton Northern Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Cheshire East Council
Who is promoting it?: Cheshire East Council/Congleton Town Council

A road around the north of Congleton, it would run from the A534 Sandbach Road to the A536 Macclesfield Road. The road was barely mentioned (and not illustrated) in the draft version of the Congleton Town Strategy that was consulted upon in March 2012. The only brief allusion to it implied that it was a very, very long term aspiration. However, Congleton Town Council held a Special Town Council meeting in September 2012 to approve an 'indicative route' for the road which was then added to the plans. Details of this process and the route of the road can be seen in the final strategy document here (see page 12 of the pdf).

The road appeared in the Cheshire East Development Options consultation document in January 2013 and was further endorsed in the Council's 'Engine of the North' document, published in May 2013, promoting a high growth strategy. The Draft Local Plan is now expected in September 2013. (see related documents on the Cheshire East website here).

The route of the road would encompass a huge area of greenfield land and, with the road intended be funded by developers, it is expected this would also be built upon.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 4.2 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Programme

Link Road
Local authority area:
Cornwall County Council
Who is promoting it?: Cornwall County Council

A combination of projects totalling £22m. Includes investment in Isles of Scilly Airport, improving road access to an eco-community and testing of offshore renewable infrastructure.

The specific road proposal awarded RGF funding appears to be the A391 route near Carluddon, linked to a technology park - More information on Cornwall County Council's website

More details:
http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=28462

Total cost: unknown
Length: 1.6 km (est)
Carbon impact: unknown

Funding info: Won funding from the Regional Growth Fund round 2 in 2011.

Planning info: TBC

Construction could start in:


Crediton Link Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Devon County Council
Who is promoting it?: Devon County Council

Latest: The road is now under construction and is expected to be completed in Autumn 2014 - local press report.

A new 'industrial link road' between the A377 Exeter Road near a shopping centre and Downshead Lane near the Lords Meadow Industrial Estate to the East of Crediton. Part-funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

Forms part of the local Air Quality Action Plan as the main aim of the scheme is to remove traffic from highly polluted Exeter Road, and was devised as an alternative to a much larger Crediton Bypass. However, the road would involve creating a huge cutting and would have an adverse impact on woodland and wildlife and on the setting of nearby listed Downes House and the estate through which it passes.

More details:
Project page on the council website.

Total cost: £10.5 million
Length: 0.7 km

Funding info: Given £3 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. Developer contributions will also be made by Tesco.

Planning info: Has received approvals, including protected species licences and clearance work has already begun with tree felling in early 2013 - web report

Construction could start in:Began July 2013


Crewe Green Link Southern Section

Ring Road
Local authority area:
Cheshire East Council
Who is promoting it?: Cheshire East Council

A 1.1 km two-lane dual carriageway with a 50 mph speed limit and segregated footway and cycleway along both sides. Would pass beneath the existing Crewe to Stoke railway via a new under-rail bridge.

More details:
From the Cheshire East Highways websiteDepartment for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £26.5 million
Length: 1.1 km
Carbon impact: DfT assessment gives a reduction of 9,200 tonnes up to 2027.

Funding info: Funding announced by Department for Transport in December 2011. Full approval for funding expected April 2014.

Planning info: Planning and compulsory purchase orders approved by the Secretary of State in November 2013.

Construction could start in:2014

Campaigners:
There is some support for the proposed scheme, due to new public transport routes it will bring to the current brownfield area.


Cross Airfield Link (CAL)

Link road
Local authority area:
North Somerset
Who is promoting it?: West of England LEP
(Also known as the Herluin Way to Locking Road Link)

A new road between the A370 Herluin Way and the B3440 Locking Road in Weston-Super-Mare. A Cross Airfield Link Road was included in the original proposals for the West of England Partnership's 'Weston Package' but was dropped from the final 'low cost option'. Read the WEP page about the original plans here.

Total cost: £35 million (est)
Length: 3 km (est)

Funding info: Taking this proposal forward would be reliant on future developer contributions.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015-


Cross-Thames Bridge

Bridge
Local authority area:
Wokingham Borough Council/Reading Borough Council/South Oxfordshire District Council/Oxfordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Wokingham Borough Council

Could form part of a revived 'London Outer Orbital' which was discussed in the 1990s.

A new bridge across the Thames near Reading, which would be a continuation of the current A3290 that emerges from junction 10 of the M4. Part of the Wokingham Borough 2011-2026 Local Transport Plan and a long-term aspiration dependent on significant funding and support from neighbouring councils. Indicative maps are given in the LTP document: Wokingham LTP document library

The road isn't currently supported by other local councils, including Oxfordshire County and South Oxfordshire Borough. In February and March 2014, Oxfordshire County Council reaffirmed its opposition, saying "“What we don’t want to do is start dumping vehicles in places where they are not wanted and creating rat-runs in little villages. We will be working with everyone to find a solution." (news report of public meeting) but in March a motion was passed in support of the scheme by Wokingham Borough Council.

Reading Friends of the Earth are opposed to the scheme, reminding people in their March/April 2014 newsletter that: "The 2002 Cross-Thames Travel Study (Google ‘Cross-Thames Travel Study Wokingham’) found that much of the travel across Reading bridges was relatively short cross-river trips which could to some extent be met by improved public transport and cycling. It reported traffic modelling which showed that a bridge would have knock-on effects on other routes and so increase through traffic in Caversham."

Total cost: More than £100 million (est)
Length: 1.7 km (est)

Funding info: Dependent on developer contributions.

Planning info: No application on the cards yet.

Construction could start in:2026

Campaigners:
Reading Friends of the Earth


Cudworth-Grimethorpe Economic Cluster

Link Road
Local authority area:
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Barnsley MBC/Sheffield City Region Local Transport Body

Latest: The Sheffield City Region draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) was published on 31 March 2014. It reaffirms the LEP's commitment to the 15 schemes listed in the LTB plan. Final SEPs and funding are expected to be agreed with the Government by July 2014.

Infrastructure linked with new developments, prioritised bv Sheffield City Region Local Transport Body in July 2013. Described in the LTB documents as "Investment to enable development of land for up to 870 dwellings and approximately 58Ha gross (43Ha net), potentially resulting in around 230,000sqm floorspace. Investment in: Strategic Highway Infrastructure, Site Preparation, site access roads." - LTB documents online.

Total cost: £5.3 million
Length: Unknown

Funding info: A contribution of £5.3 million from Sheffield City Region LTB is proposed.

Planning info: Unknown

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
Sustrans locally has expressed concern about the potential lack of integrated transport and cycling associated with the schemes on the LTB list

Daresbury Enterprise Zone/East Runcorn Housing-A558 Access Improvements

Widening
Local authority area:
Halton Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Halton Borough Council

Tree felling began on this project in February 2014. Main construction work is expected in June 2014.

Widening and new lanes for roundabouts on the A558 near Runcorn. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Pinch Point Fund application from Halton Borough Council.

Total cost: £2.3 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £1.7 million by the DfT in tranche 1 of the Local Pinch Point Fund.

Planning info: Works were intended to be carried out within the existing boundary of the road, but additional tree removals were added to the plans in Jan 2014: local parish council information

Construction could start in:2014


Didcot Northern Perimeter Road Phase 3

Ring Road
Local authority area:
Oxfordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Oxfordshire County Council

A4130 road extension in Didcot. This road is in the top priority infrastructure list in Oxfordshire's Local Investment Plan (pdf).

Total cost: £4 million
Length: 2.7 km (est)

Funding info: Not in the county council’s capital programme as it is currently intended that it will be delivered by the developers of the Ladygrove East residential development

Planning info: The county council has applied for an extension of time to the planning permission covering the north section of the perimeter road as it will shortly expire. The southern section was included in the Ladygrove East application

Construction could start in:2013-2015


Doncaster DN7 Infrastructure

Link Road
Local authority area:
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Doncaster MBC/Sheffield City Region Local Transport Body

Latest: The Sheffield City Region draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) was published on 31 March 2014. It reaffirms the LEP's commitment to the 15 schemes listed in the LTB plan. Final SEPs and funding are expected to be agreed with the Government by July 2014.

Infrastructure linked with new developments, prioritised by Sheffield City Region Local Transport Body in July 2013. Described in the LTB documents as "Creation of a new link road from Junction 5 of the M18 to Hatfield improving access to the Don Valley Power Park. Project to unlock 30,600sqm B1 office, 140,800sqm B2 light industrial 670,000sqm B8 warehousing. Also includes delivery of approximately 600 housing units at 3 sites." - LTB documents online.

The draft Strategic Economic Plan from Sheffield City Region describes DN7 as a "mixed-use growth corridor [that] will include a cluster of green businesses... ad hi-tech companies with new direct access to ports and the motorway network."

Total cost: £12.8 million
Length: Unknown

Funding info: A contribution of £12.8 million from Sheffield City Region LTB is proposed.

Planning info: Unknown

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
Sustrans locally has expressed concern about the potential lack of integrated transport and cycling associated with the schemes on the LTB list

Dudley Road Improvements

Widening
Local authority area:
Birmingham
Who is promoting it?: Birmingham City Council

Plans to widen Dudley Road in Birmingham, which appear in the Centro (PTE) local transport plan that runs from 2011 to 2026. Funding was previously sought from the Department for Transport, and a business case was being prepared in 2009 (this press release gives details)

Total cost: £18 million
Length: 2.1 km (est)

Funding info: £16.2 million prioritised Regional Funding Allocation (RFA) funding and a 10% local contribution.

Planning info: Unknown

Construction could start in:


Durham Northern and Western Relief Roads

Ring Road
Local authority area:
Durham County Council (but From April 2014 local transport authority powers will pass to a new Combined Authority known as the North East Leadership Board. This covers Durham, Northumberland,and the five Tyne and Wear districts.
Who is promoting it?: Durham County Council

Durham Western Bypass was in the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: The County Durham Plan examination is due to start in summer 2014.

Two new roads around the City of Durham to serve large new housing areas on greenfield sites.

The proposals are included in the County Durham Plan, which is now being developed. The 'Pre-submission draft consultation' was held from October to December 2013. The Council will next submit its final plan and a report on the consultation, and an Examination in Public is expected to start in summer 2014.
Council webpage setting out the process.
The roads also appear as top priority projects in the Durham County Council Infrastructure Delivery Plan, published in 2013.

The Western route would pass close to the village of Bearpark, bringing noise, air quality and traffic probems. It would also cut off the direct road link into Durham for residents.

More details:
Presentation of housing and road proposals from the County Council

Total cost: Western Relief Road: £31.5 million; Northern Relief Road £50 million.
Length: 6.5 km (estimate)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Western Relief Road is funded by the County Council and start of spending/construction is planned for 2015/16. The Northern Relief road is so far unfunded and construction is planned for after 2017.

Planning info: The roads appear in local infrastructure and transport plans, and in the draft Local Plans, which is being examined during 2014.

Construction could start in:2015

Campaigners:
The Western bypass is opposed by a the Bearpark Action Group, a coalition of local groups. Read a local newspaper report about


East Winch and Middleton Bypasses

Bypass
Local authority area:
Norfolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Norfolk County Council and Greater Anglia LEP (as the 'A47 Alliance')

Latest: The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed a new feasibility study to look at the A47: Action for Roads.These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

These bypasses are being promoted as part of Norfolk County Council and Greater Anglia LEP's 'A47 Alliance' project. This document 'Gateway to Growth' describes the projects and plans: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC111644.

The A47 also forms part of the wider Highways Agency Route Based Strategy programme, within the East of England strategy. Draft scoping documents were published in February 2014. Further proposals covering the A47 from Greater Anglia LEP's funding programme and the Highways Agency's Route Based Strategies and DfT Feasibility Studies are expected during 2014.

Total cost: £75 million
Length: 2.5 km (estimate)

Funding info: The 'Gateway to Growth' document says options are currently being examined.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017


Ely Southern Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Cambridgeshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Cambridgeshire County Council, Greater Cambridge and Peterborough LEP/LTB
(Also known as the Ely Crossing)

LATEST: A planning application was submitted to Cambridgeshire County Council in September 2013 and is likely to be heard at the end of April 2014. English Heritage has lodged objections and a call-in of the decision is possible.

A new bypass on a 500m long, 10m high viaduct over the river to link the A142 in Ely with Stuntney across railway lines and the river Great Ouse. The road would bypass a busy level crossing, but the route proposed is much longer and more environmentally damaging than necessary simply to separate the road and railway.

In September 2012, Route B (the longest bypass route) was chosen as the preferred option - read a BBC news report hereThe scheme was in the first priority list of the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Transport Body, published in July 2013 - document online.

Building this road would lead to significant habitat loss and it also crosses grade 1 agricultural land. English Heritage has criticised the plans for the effect of the very high viaduct on the historic setting of Ely Cathedral.

More details:
From Cambridgeshire County Council: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/projects/east/elycrossing.htm

Total cost: £30.7 million
Length: 1.7 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: To be funded by the local authority, Cambridgeshire County Council's 2012 budget allocated up to £29 million and, in 2013, the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Transport Body provided a contribution of £6 million.

Planning info: A public consultation ended in March 2013 (consultation website) and a planning application was submitted in September 2013. elycrossingaction.org

Enfield Northern Gateway Access Road (NGAR)

Link Road
Local authority area:
Enfield Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Enfield Borough Council
(Also known as the Northern Gateway Access Package)

Latest: NGAP plans appear in the draft North East Enfield Area Action Plan, which is going for phase 2 of consultation from 27 May to 7 July 2014 - read more about the NEEAAP.
The plans and previous consultation results are set out in this report from the Council.

A new link between the A1055 and A121 in the Upper Lee Valley, Enfield, between J25 and J26 of the M25. Enfield Council is promoting as part of a regeneration programme, alongside new rail links. It held a reception in Parliament in December 2011 - info on Council website They also form part of the 'Access Enfield' initiative: www.discoverenfield.com and local plans and area action plans.

After a Public Inquiry in 2002 this scheme was refused planning permission because of local resistance on ecological grounds. link a new regeneration site to the M25. The scheme aroused considerable controversy since it would go through the Lea Valley Regional Park and Ramney Marsh wildlife area - home to bee orchids, skylarks and nightingales.

Total cost: Not known
Length: 5 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info:

Planning info: The road plans were put in the draft Core Strategy for the Borough in 2010 - examination documents

Construction could start in:Unknown

Campaigners:
Read how local Friends of the Earth groups successfully defeated the previous proposals.
Waltham Abbey Town Council has expressed opposition to the current


Etruria Valley Link Road (and associated schemes)

Link Roads and Bridge
Local authority area:
Stoke on Trent City Council
Who is promoting it?: Stoke on Trent City Council/Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Local Transport Body

Link road and other roads for a local Enterprise Zone in Stoke on Trent. In addition to roads planned within the development and a new bridge over the River Trent, the link road would run from the development to the A500 Wolstanton junction and was funded in the second tranche of the Department for Transport's Local Pinch Point Fund DfT announcement.

Another contribution to the cost was announced in July 2013, when it was named as a priority project for the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Local Transport Body - LTB documents online.

More details:
Application forms and details of the Etruria Valley Link Road.

Total cost: Etruria Valley Link Road: £14 million; total cost of schemes £31.8 million.
Length: 2 km in total (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Roads within the EZ won funding from the Regional Growth Fund round 2 in 2011 and the link road was given £5 million in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. The LTB was asked for £19 million, but its first allocation of funds from the DfT would only cover approximately £5 million towards the scheme. It is likely to feature in the local Growth Deal bid as well, draft expected March 2014.

Planning info: Still required

Construction could start in:2015


Extension of Nine Mile Ride to A327

Link Road
Local authority area:
Wokingham Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wokingham Borough Council

Part of the Wokingham Borough 2011-2026 Local Transport Plan. Associated with the Arborfield Garrison housing development near Wokingham, a masterplan and Supplementary Planning Document for which was published in 2010 showing 3,500 new homes arranged around a village-like centre.

Indicative maps are given in the LTP document: Wokingham LTP document library

Total cost: Unknown
Length: 1.4 km (est)

Funding info: With developer contributions.

Planning info: An application is expected alongside development plans.

Construction could start in:2016


Finningley and Rossington Relief Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Doncaster Council
Who is promoting it?: Doncaster Council
(Also known as FARRRS)

A new road to give access to Robin Hood Airport and a large new rail/air/road freight terminal ('inland port') at Rossington.

More details:
Doncaster Council websiteLocal newspaper report showing opposition views

Total cost: unknown
Length: 6.2 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Won funding from the Regional Growth Fund round 2 in 2011.

Planning info: CPRE South Yorkshire demanded a Public Inquiry but outline planning permission was granted in 2009: Local newspaper report

Construction could start in:


Fletton Parkway Widening Scheme

Widening
Local authority area:
Peterborough City Council
Who is promoting it?: Peterborough City Council

Construction of this scheme started in February 2014 - news on council website

Widening of the Fletton Parkway dual carriageway from two to three lanes in each direction. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Pinch Point Fund application on council website.

Total cost: £11.3 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £4.5 million by the DfT in tranche 1 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in March 2013.

Planning info: Council is the local planning authority and has decided that an Environmental Impact Assessment is unlikely to be needed and that there will not be any significant environmental impacts. The scheme would therefore be 'permitted development' and not requir

Construction could start in:2014


Flitwick-Westoning Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Central Bedfordshire Council
Who is promoting it?: Central Bedfordshire Council

A bypass to the west of Flitwick and Westoning intended to remove through traffic on the A5120 from the residential areas. Indicated as a major transport scheme in Central Bedfordshire Council's LTP3 document.

A preliminary study (results are described in this local plan document) has shown the economic case to be very weak and it is not currently being pursued as a priority, but the LTP3 also says: "However, the bypass remains an aspiration for the authority because of the benefits it could bring and, should opportunities arise or the financial climate change, the council will seek opportunities to develop this scheme further."

Total cost: £54 million
Length: 11.6 km

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2016


Forder Valley Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Plymouth City Council
Who is promoting it?: Plymouth City Council

A new road and widening project in Plymouth. Proposed to be three lanes in width, wth one a dedicated bus lane. More information about the plans.

Impacts on Derriford Community Park.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 2.1 km (est)

Funding info: This link road will be funded and delivered as part of the proposed Seaton Neighbourhood development

Planning info: unknown

Construction could start in:2013


Gedling Access Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Nottinghamshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Nottinghamshire County Council/D2N2 Local Transport Body

A proposed new bypass to the east of Gedling village, Nottingham associated with development plans for the former Gedling Colliery site. Was the third priority project for funding by the D2N2 Local Transport Board in July 2013 (LTB priority list document (excel)).

Total cost: £32.4 million
Length:

Funding info: Prioritised for funding by D2N2 Local Transport Board in 2013, with a £10.8 million contribution. Gedling Borough Council will also contribute £7 million - news report

Planning info: Closely associated with developments. Appears in the Infrastructure Delivery Plan for Nottingham (pdf link). Planning processes expected during 2014-15.

Construction could start in:Estimated start of construction April 2017 (to open May 2019), though local newspaper reports have work starting as early as 2015.


Grantham Southern Relief Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Lincolnshire County Council/South Kesteven District Council
Who is promoting it?: Lincolnshire County Council/Lincolnshire Strategic Transport Board
Also known as Grantham East-West Relief Road

Latest: Prioritised for funding in July 2013 by the new Lincolnshire Strategic Transport Board (the Local Transport Body for the area).

A new road between the A1 and A52 south of Grantham, skirting a large planning development site, the Southern Quadrant ("Sustainable Urban Extension"). The road would cross the Witham Valley, the East Coast railway line and the River Witham with a large viaduct.

More details:
Scheme page on the Lincolnshire County Council website.Local newspaper report on consultation for the related development, November 2013.

Total cost: £30 million +
Length: 3 km

Funding info: Lincolnshire County Council has set aside £30 million towards the project (local news report), and the Southern Quadrant section and the full road project were both prioritised for funding by Lincolnshire Strategic Transport Board in July 2013 - LSTB documents online.

Planning info: Appears in the South Kesteven District Council Core Strategy from 2010 and in the new Grantham Area Action Plan and Supplementary Planning documents from 2011/12.

Construction could start in:2015


Great Yarmouth A12-A143 Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Norfolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Norfolk County Council

Latest: In Feb 2014 it was reported that tarmac removed from the runway at the disused RAF Coltishall base would be used in construction of the road during 2014/15.

A new link road through a business park between the A12 and A143, associated with the nearby Enterprise Zone. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Application form for the Pinch Point Fund on the Norfolk website.

Total cost: £6.8 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £4.7 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013.

Planning info: The council documents say that highways planning consent will be required and applied for in the Autumn of 2013.

Construction could start in:2014


Greyhound Link between the M54 and the A442

Link road
Local authority area:
Telford & Wrekin Council
Who is promoting it?: Telford and Wrekin Council

A new road between the M54 at junction 5 and the A442 Queensway in Telford. Intended to create capacity in the town centre for new developments. Part of the Central Telford Area Action Plan.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 0.8 km

Funding info: £3.7m of developer contributions have been obtained. The . Additional developer contributions and public funding is being sought, and the Greyhound Link will be the subject of a bid for Major Scheme funding from the Department for Transport (DfT).

Planning info: There is currently no approved design for the Greyhound Link.

Construction could start in:2013-


Harlow Northern Relief Road

Link road
Local authority area:
Essex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Essex County Council and South East LEP
Also known as Harlow Bypass and the M11 Link Road

A consultation on the East Herts Draft District Plan closes on 22 May 2014. Read more on Stop Harlow North's website.

Ranked 9 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

There have previously been calls for both nothern and southern bypasses of Harlow. Local MP Robert Halfon has been championing a northern route and a new junction on the M11 - see http://www.fedupwithharlowtraffic.org/news.htm

Total cost: unknown
Length: 6.5 km

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017

Campaigners:
New roads in this area have been closely associated with large scale green field development proposals. The campaign group 'Stop Harlow North' is currently working to prevent unsustainable development patterns being put into the local District Plan -


Harwell Link Road Southern Section

Link Road
Local authority area:
Oxfordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Oxfordshire County Council/Oxfordshire Local Transport Board

A new road prioritised by Oxfordshire Local Transport Board in July 2013 - LTB documents online. Described in the LTB documents as "A link road from A4130 east of Milton Interchange to the A417 providing improved access from Harwell SIC to the strategic road network and improving connections between settlements in the Science Vale UK area."

However, the LTB reconsidered its funding plans in September 2013, saying of this scheme that it was one of two "not satisfying LIP priority criteria" and would be removed from the priority list for now - agenda item notes about the scheme from Sep 2013 (pdf)

Total cost: £9 million
Length:

Funding info: A contribution of £11 million from Oxfordshire LTB was announced in July 2013, but the scheme has now been deprioritised. It could form part of the next phase of local transport funding - expected to form part of the local Growth Deal submission in March 2014.

Planning info: Unknown - appears in the Science Vale Area Transport Strategy supplement to the LTP, from 2012 -

Hereford Western Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Herefordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Herefordshire County Council
(Also known as Hereford Link Road, Hereford Relief Road, Outer Distributor Road)
In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

An extensive bypass around the western edge of Hereford. A preferred route 'corridor' has been included in the draft County Council development plan.

More details:
Initial study documents on the Herefordshire County Council website

Total cost: £157 million
Length: 7.5 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: The plans were refused funding by the regional government. However, the road is considered to be a priority by the County Council, which is spending money developing plans and looking for £27 million in private contributions. It may borrow the entire cost, which is opposed by opposition councillors.

Planning info: At an early stage but being promoted heavily by the County Council as part of its local plan consultation.

Construction could start in:

Campaigners:
Opposed by local campaigners Here for Hereford and the opposition

Heysham to M6 Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Lancashire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Lancashire County Council

Latest: Construction work on this road is now beginning. Tree removals set for January 2014, with main works due soon after until late 2015 - follow the work plans on the Lancashire CC project page.

A new 4.8km dual carriageway running from junction 34 of the M6 near Lancaster to join the A683 as it runs down to the port of Heysham. The road would also run past the community of Torrisholme on an embankment 8 metres high.

The road would destroy 70 hectares of green belt, and directly affect two County Biological Heritage Sites - the Lune and the Lancaster Canal. 11km of hedgerows and many veteran trees would also be destroyed.

More details:
Final bid document submitted to the DfT: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Byc3KmczMmsZZjNfcWY5YmZoN28

Total cost: £123.3 million
Length: 4.8 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Won funding from the DfT in early 2011 - in the 'Supported Pool'.

Planning info: Planning permission given in 2008 but a new application was needed after the design was changed. Accepted by the new Infrastructure Planning Co

Construction could start in:2013

Campaigners:
Transport Solutions for Lancaster and Morecambe

More from Campaign for Better Transport:
More from Campaign for Better Transport: http://bettertransport.org.uk/campaigns/roads-to-nowhere/local-schemes/heysham-m6


Hoobrook Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Worcestershire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire LEP
(Also known as the Kidderminster Southern Link Road)

A proposed new road near Kidderminster, associated with the development of a former British Sugar site and supported by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and local MP Mark Garnier. PDF document about the proposals from the LEP

The various route options may threaten a number of local homes - see maps and a residents' discussion about the different routes here and the proposed route crosses over the Staffordshire/Worcestershire Canal.

More details:
Scheme pages on the council website.

Total cost: £11.4 million
Length: 3.8 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Funded in 2013 by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement and the scheme is also being funded by Worcestershire Local Transport Board, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Transport Board and local authorities.

Planning info: The road is included in Worcestershire's Local Transport Plan and the Wyre Forest District Council Core Strategy. Document proposals note the likely need for a CPO public inquiry and a planning application was submitted in 2013 -

Killinghall Bypass and Northern Relief Road, Harrogate

Bypass
Local authority area:
North Yorkshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Killinghall Parish Council

A bypass of the village of Killinghall and a northern ring road of Harrogate. These roads are not currently in the North Yorkshire Local Transport Plan, which runs from 2011 to 2016, but a preferred route for both roads has been selected and they may be brought forward in relation to new housing areas.

The Killinghall Bypass is promoted by Killinghall Parish Council but passed over for regional/county funding in 2009.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 15.8 km in total (est)

Funding info: Full funding from the County Council is not yet available and would need additional support.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:


Kings Road Link Road, Newbury

Link Road
Local authority area:
West Berkshire Council
Who is promoting it?: Berkshire LTB/West Berkshire Council

Latest: The Berkshire LTB meeting in November 2013 noted progress on schemes and that further funding would be likely to come through the LEP's Strategic Economic Plan process - minutes online.

A new road in Newbury, related to the development of the Stirling Cables brownfield site. The road was first in the priority list of the Berkshire LTB, published in July 2013. >Described in the LTB documents as "New direct link between the Hambridge Road industrial area and the A339 in Newbury to support housing delivery and significantly improve access to a key employment area." Download the LTB document.

Total cost: £2.9 million
Length: 1 km (est)
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: £2.3 million committed by the Berkshire LTB in July 2013. West Berkshire LTP implementation plan also shows £500,000 from developer contributions: Local Implementation Plan document

Planning info: Appears as a 'protected line' and a saved policy in the Local Plan and in the Local Transport Plan for West Berkshire:

Leeds Outer Ring Road

Widening and Bypass
Local authority area:
Leeds City Council
Who is promoting it?: Leeds City Council/West Yorkshire ITA
(Also known as East Leeds Orbital Route, eastern part as Manston Lane Link Road.)
- called the ‘Seacroft and Crossgates Bypass' in the 1989 Roads for Prosperity proposals

Widening and new route for the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road. The plans are associated with the East Leeds Extension development to the north east of the city, where the new section of road would be built outside the current outer ring road, joining with another section – the Manston Lane Link Road and joining the M1 at junction 46.

The plans appear in the Draft Leeds Local Implementation Plan 2011 to 2014 (the first stage of implementation for the Local Transport plan, which runs from 2011 to 2026). In January 2013 Leeds City Council committed to developing the scheme – report on the council website. In 2013, it was also prioritised by WYITA for the first wave of funding from its City Deal and West Yorkshire 'Plus' Transport Fund, which incorporates the functions of the Local Transport Body for the area. More details in this report to the WYITA Executive Board meeting in September 2013 (pdf).

More details:
More details are available from this Leeds City Council web pageA map of the new-build part of the route is available via a council document here: pdf design drawing

Total cost: £72 million
Length: 7 km of new road (est)

Funding info: Funding for the project has been prioritised by the WYITA West Yorkshire 'Plus' Transport fund. More details are likely to appear in the Leed City Region's draft Growth Deal and Strategic Economic Plan, due to be published in 2014: Leeds City Region website

Planning info: A detailed account of the current planning situation (permissions and CPOs are needed) are given in this report to the Council in January 2013:

Leicester Eastern District Distributor Road

Ring Road
Local authority area:
Leicestershire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Leicestershire County Council

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

A long section of ring road around Leicester that would run between the A46 and A6. The route for this scheme (proposed as long ago as 35 years) is being safeguarded by local plans in Leicestershire, but there are currently no firm proposals to accelerate the project from its current status as a long term plan in the Local Transport Plan. However, additional LTP3 documents indicate that parts of the route may be brought forward in association with housing developments in the city.

Total cost: £45 million in 1990
Length: 12.9 km

Funding info: The County Council website says that "There is not currently a specific scheme proposal for the EDDR, and it is not in the transport infrastructure forward programme.and that "it is difficult to see how such a scheme could be taken forward, certainly within the first part of this LTP period" (LTP3 period is 2011-26).

Planning info:

Construction could start in:Up to 2026


Leighton Buzzard Eastern Relief Road / Eastern Leighton Distributor Road

Ring Road
Local authority area:
Central Bedfordshire Council
Who is promoting it?: Central Bedfordshire Council

Outline planning permission for the first phase of the eastern extension of Leighton Buzzard, which includes the route of the road, was approved by Central Bedfordshire Council in February 2014.

Listed as a priority scheme in the Central Bedfordshire local transport plan (LTP3). It would be built to service an 'urban extension' to the east of Leighton Linslade with approximately 2,500 homes. More information about the LTP here.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 5 km (estimate)

Funding info:

Planning info: Outline planning permission for the related housing, including the route of the road, was awarded in Feb 2014.

Construction could start in:2019


Lichfield Southern Bypass (Phase 2)

Bypass
Local authority area:
Staffordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Local Transport Body/Staffordshire County Council

Latest: Support from the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire LEP was confirmed in its draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) published in March 2014, though no further details of funding were provided in the 'part 1' document provided.

Section of bypass from Birmingham Road to London Road. Prioritised in the first list of schemes from the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Local Transport Body in July 2013.

Read the proposal to the LTB here (pdf) and the final LTB submission to the DfT (excel).

More details:
Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire LTB website: www.stokestaffslep.org.uk/stoke-trent-staffordshire-local-transport-body.
Future updates expected in the LEP's Strategic Economic Plan supporting documents.

Total cost: £13.2 million
Length: 0.75 km (est)

Funding info: The project was prioritised in July 2013 for £10.5 million of LTB funding after 2015, although this sum exceeds the current spending power of the LTB. Developer contributions of approx £2 million are also expected.

Planning info: The road is included in Lichfield’s Local Plan and the Lichfield District Integrated Transport Strategy 2011-2026. Planning permission will be required, and the proposal says "there may be a need for the use of CPO powers to assemble the necessary land"

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
Documents submitted to the LTB say that in response to the local plan, local groups South Lichfield Residents Group and Lichfield Civic Society opposed the plan and highlighted the potential to use the new A5 link instead of constructing the bypass.


Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Lincolnshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Lincolnshire County Councill

A new 7.5 km single carriageway road between the existing ring road at the junction of the A15 and A158 Wragby Road in the north of Lincoln to the A15 Sleaford Road in the south of the city. Includes 5 roundabout junctions and 9 over/underpass bridges (4 of these for pedestrians/cycles).

In September 2012, Lincolnshire County Council announced it was planning to apply for even more funding from the DfT in order to make the road a dual carriageway - read a local newspaper report here. However, the planning application was eventually for a single carriageway road.

More details:
From the Lincolnshire County Council websiteDepartment for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £95.9 million
Length: 7.5 km
Carbon impact: DfT assessment gives a reduction of 3,274 tonnes up to 2027.

Funding info: Funding announced by Department for Transport in December 2011. Final funding approval is expected in September 2014, according to a Sep 2013 FOI response from the DfT

Planning info: Planning permission being considered January 2014. Local concerns include the omission of a previous road bridge and re-routing of local roads: More from Campaign for Better Transport:
More from Campaign for Better Transport: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blogs/roads/150911-development-pool


Lincoln East-West Link

Link Road
Local authority area:
Lincolnshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Lincolnshire County Council

A new road in Lincoln running from the High Street at its junction with Tentercroft Street to Pelham Bridge and Canwick Road. The road will enable the pedestrianisation of the High Street between Tentercroft Street and St Mary’s Street and further ingfrastructure measures in the city centre for cycling and walking.

Compared with many road schemes, the bypass effects on an existing road appear to be being 'locked in' by removing road space and improving alternatives, but this will depend on implementing the associated measures.

More details:
Project page on the Lincolnshire County Council Website: Lincoln East-West Link Road

Total cost: £21.8 million
Length: 1 km (est)

Funding info: CPO documents say: "A funding package is in place to cover the estimated cost of the scheme (£21.787m) and this includes Growth Point funds which is not time dependant. The budget is held under the Highways and Transportation Capital Programme."

Planning info: Has full planning permission. Side Road Orders and CPOs were lodged in November 2013 (

Longfield Road Improvement Scheme

Widening
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: Kent County Council
Also known as North Farm Improvements

Tree felling along the route started in January 2014 to beat the bird nesting season. Main construction works are expected to begin in June 2014.

Widening Longfield Road between the Dowding Way roundabout and the A21 roundabout, around the North Farm out-of-town shopping centre near Tunbridge Wells, with a dual carriageway and new roundabouts to replace junctions. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Project page from Kent County Council
Pinch Point Fund application form on Kent County Council website.

Total cost: £5 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £3.5 million by the DfT in tranche 1 of the Local Pinch Point fund in March 2013.

Planning info: Whether planning processes will be needed depends on the results of survey work that will determine if a full Environmental Impact Assessment is required.

Construction could start in:2014


Lower Thames Crossing

Bridge and new roads
Local authority area:
Kent County Council/Essex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Department for Transport, Highways Agency, South East LEP

A third new crossing of the Thames in Kent (there are currently two at Dartford). Ranked 2 in SE LEP's draft priority list of 'nationally significant' road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Consultation on three route options ran from May to July 2013 - consultation website

The 2013 consultation document says "A new crossing at any of the location options could, depending on the structure used, potentially impact on the Thames Estuary marine environment, and would also have varying impacts on the noise and air quality levels in the surrounding areas." It also says that Route C would have the most environmental impact, passing through sensitive areas "including the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ancient woodland and the Thames Marshes Ramsar site". The route maps given so far are vague but Route C would also appear to pass through or close to a number of other protected and sensitive nature sites, including SSSIs and a Community Forest in Essex.

More details:
Local newspaper reportDfT press release

Total cost: £1 to £5 billion (option C variant would be the most expensive)
Length: up to 20 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Named in Autumn Statement 2011 and National Infrastructure Plan.

Planning info: A DfT consultation runs from May to July 2013: consultation website

Construction could start in:2017

Campaigners:
Protect Kent (Kent CPRE)South East Essex Friends of the Earth: www.seefoe.org.uk


Lowestoft Northern Spine Road

Ring Road
Local authority area:
Suffolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Suffolk County Council

Construction of this scheme is expected to start approx May 2014.

A new road intended to relieve Bentley Drive and provide an alternative route for the A12 through the north of the town, and better access to development land south of Lake Lothing. Appears in the Lowestoft Transport Strategy and the LTP for Suffolk County Council, both downloadable from Suffolk County Council's transport planning webpage.

The scheme was funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Pinch Point Fund application documents on the Suffolk County Council website.

Total cost: 6.6 million
Length: 1.1 km

Funding info: Given £4.63 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. The County Council is providing another £1.5 million.

Planning info: A planning application was lodged in April 2013, and approved in July 2013.

Construction could start in:2014

Campaigners:
There is concern from residents in parishes north of Lowestoft, who fear the "new road will add to existing congestion problems and dri


Luton Northern Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Luton Borough Council and South Bedfordshire Council
Who is promoting it?: Luton Borough Council

A new road through countryside across the north of Luton, between the M1 in the north west, across the A6 to the A505 in the north east of the town.

Environmental damage from this road would be severe. The area through which it would pass is part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and avoiding serious damage to the landscape would be impossible. In 2006, in a response to a council feasibility study into possible routes, South Bedfordshire Friends of the Earth said: "The Luton Northern Bypass is arguably unbuildable, because of the severity of environmental constraints".

More details:
More information on Luton Borough Council's websiteA public consultation was held in 2009 jointly by Bedfordshire County Council, Luton Borough Council, South Bedfordshire and this asked about alternative routes for a Northern Bypass for Luton and a ?No Bypass? option. Results of the consultation: http://agendas.luton.gov.uk/cmiswebpublic/Binary.ashx?Document=15606The councils selected an outer bypass route as the option to progress and it now appears in local strategic plans and the Local Transport Plan for Luton Borough Council. Since the 2009 consultation, the A5-M1 Link (Dunstable Northern Bypass) has been brought forward by the Highways Agency and, in addition, funding has been provided by the Department for Transport for the Luton Dunstable Busway, which is now under construction. The road is currently not scheduled to be built until 2018-19 .

Total cost:
Length: 4 km (estimate)
Carbon impact: Not known

Funding info: Currently unfunded.

Planning info: No planning processes have yet taken place beyond initial public consultations on a 'feasibility study'.

Construction could start in:2018

Campaigners:
South Bedfordshire Friends of the Earth


M1 Bridge to Growth

Bridge
Local authority area:
Leicestershire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Leicestershire County Council

Latest: See under 'Planning' below - the bridge and related development has been given planning permission, but JR proceedings have been lodged by the local Police and Crime Commissioner due to conditions relating to policing not being imposed.

A new road bridge across the M1 west of Leicester, associated with the New Lubbesthorpe Sustainable Urban Extension housing development. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Application documents on council website.
Comprehensive history of the scheme and latest developments on the Braunstone Town Council website.

Total cost: £8.8 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £5 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. Remaining funding will be from land sales for development.

Planning info: Outline planning permission for the development of more than 4,000 houses and two motorway bridges was approved by Blaby D

Construction could start in:2014

Campaigners:
A Residents' Action Group has been opposed to the extension proposals as a whole.


M1 Junction 36 to Dearne Valley

Link Road/WIdening
Local authority area:
Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster councils
Who is promoting it?: Local councils and Sheffield City Region Local Transport Body

Latest: The Sheffield City Region draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) was published on 31 March 2014. It reaffirms the LEP's commitment to the 15 schemes listed in the LTB plan. Final SEPs and funding are expected to be agreed with the Government by July 2014.

Infrastructure linked with new developments in the Dearne Valley area, prioritised bv Sheffield City Region Local Transport Body in July 2013 - LTB documents online.

Associated with developments in the Dearne Valley, proposed as a low carbon area - info on SCR website.

Total cost: £24 million+
Length: Unknown

Funding info: A contribution of £24 million from Sheffield City Region LTB is proposed.

Planning info: Unknown

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
Sustrans locally has expressed concern about the potential lack of integrated transport and cycling associated with the schemes on the LTB list

M11 Junction 6 to 8 widening

Widening
Local authority area:
Essex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency and South East LEP

More funding details are expected as South East LEP's Strategic Economic Plan is finalised up to July 2014.

Widening of the M11 near Harlow in Essex from a 3-lane to 4-lane dual carriageway. Ranked 7 in SE LEP's draft priority list of 'nationally significant' road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework In the draft Strategic Economic Plan from the LEP, the scheme is called 'M11Corridor Package' and described as a 'Pinch Point Package' focused first on Junction 7a and then on Junction 8.

The M11 widening project is a Highways Agency scheme currently on hold, and the information about the project has recently been removed from the HA website.

Would cause disruption to three designated ecological areas and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

More details:
South East LEP's Strategic Economic Plan webpage

Total cost: £698 million
Length: 23.5 km (estimate)

Funding info: SE LEP is developing a 'South East Fund' (SEFUND) drawing on a range of sources, possibly including borrowing.

Planning info: The Highways Agency's plans were last put on hold in March 2009.

Construction could start in:2015


M1-Maylands Link NE Relief Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Hertfordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Hertfordshire County Council/Hertfordshire Local Transport Body

Latest: The project was placed on a reserve list of schemes by the Hertfordshire LTB in July 2013, and is being developed for future funding after 2019 - LTB documents online.

A new road close to an industrial estate in Hemel Hempstead, revived as part of the Hertfordshire Local Transport Body plans. No detailed plans have yet been produced, and the proposal to the LTB was based on a 1999 feasibility study. The plans considered then now need to be reviewed as the local context has been changed by development plans and the explosion at the adjacent Buncefield oil storage plant in 2005.

Total cost: £3.8 - £4.3 million
Length: 1.2 km (est)

Funding info: A reserve scheme in Hertfordshire LTB's spending plans.

Planning info: Land purchase and planning permission would be required - first action expected would be a route consultation once further development work was completed in late 2014.

Construction could start in:2019


M2 Junction 5A Kent Science Park

Link road
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: Kent County Council and South East LEP

A proposed new motorway junction in South East LEP's plans. Would incude widening of the M2 between junction 5 and the new junction 5A and a link road to a 'Kent Science Park' planned for near Sittingbourne.

Ranked 27 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

A local councillor has said that work he commissioned clearly shows that the road would not remove traffic off the A2 and would cause further problems on the existing junction 5. A study in response to the Local Plan Inquiry agreed. More information here: www.eukn.org/dsresource?objectid=143617

Total cost: unknown - possibly billions
Length: 10 km in total (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017-

Campaigners:
The Five Parishes Opposition Group is opposing this road, and held a protest in Feb 2011.


M4 Relief Road

Motorway
Local authority area:
Welsh Government
Who is promoting it?: Welsh Government
(Also known as the Levels Motorway or M4 Magor to Castleton Transport Corridor Improvement Programme)

Latest: A consultation on a draft plan was held in September 2013: consultation website

The DfT's 'Action for Roads' command paper published in July 2013 confirmed the DfT was continuing to press for this project to go ahead, working with the Welsh Government:Action for Roads.

Originally a motorway bypass, now a new dual carriageway around Newport.Read CALM's 2012 newsletter about the renewed threat (PDF)

Would impact upon the 6 Gwent Levels SSSIs. Also on habitats of protected species - otters, many rare birds, water voles, rare invertebrates.

More details:
Project website from the Welsh Government

Total cost: £1.2 billion
Length: 24 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: The Treasury announced in the Autumn Statement 2011 that they would 'engage' with the Welsh Government, but no details of funding have been agreed. This was always talked about previously as a potential toll road.

Planning info: An initial consultation was held in 2012 and a new consultation in 2013 is looking at a draft plan and route : Campaign Against the Levels Motorway (CALM)


M5 Junction 21 Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
North Somerset
Who is promoting it?: North Somerset Council and West of England LEP

Bypass of junction 21 of the M5 motorway near Weston-super-mare.This road is in the latest travel plan for the West of England Partnership (WEP transport plan 2011-2026), and the shortlist prepared by the West of England LEP for 'schemes assessed as affordable and deliverable through devolved major schemes initial assessment creteria'. West of England LEP prioritisation document.

Total cost: £13 million
Length: 3.5 km

Funding info: Funding source to be determined.

Planning info: Work on the precise route of the bypass has to be completed before any planning application.

Construction could start in:2015-

Campaigners:
Opposed by Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways (FOSBR)


M54/M6/M6 Toll Link Road

Motorway link
Local authority area:
Wolverhampton City Council
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency

A new arrangement of junctions and an additional stretch of motorway between these three motorways that meet north of Wolverhampton. Expected to be a priority for the Highways Agency post-2015, and currently under review.

The preferred route has not yet been put forward. Three options have been given by the Highways Agency, and South Staffordshire Council is reported to be backing the minimal option of a new slip road to let traffic travel north on the M6 from the M54. Read a local newspaper report about this news.

More details:
From the Highways Agency: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/m54-to-m6m6-toll-link-road/

Total cost: £300 million
Length: 3.2 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Is in the Highways Agency's 'planned' programme. Would be part-funded by the operator of the M6 Toll motorway, and local authorities are also looking for developer contributions to help fund it (see local newspaper story here).

Planning info: No detailed plans produced yet. Will need to be considered by the new Infrastructure Planning Commission rather than go through the local authority planning processes.

Construction could start in:2018


M55 Link Road and Heyhouses Bypass

Link road and Bypass
Local authority area:
Lancashire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Lancashire County Council

A new road from the M55 motorway to Lytham St Annes, plus a road linked to a controversial major greenfield development at Queensway.

Opposed by CPRE in the area, who say that "A key factor in persuading the Secretary of State was the pledge that the developer would also fund another road through the Green Belt (the M55 Link) at a later date."

Passes through green belt land.

Total cost: £112 million
Length: 5.3 km (in total, est)

Funding info: Funding is not yet available but signifiant contributions are expected from developers. The route will be protected against development until funds are available for its construction.

Planning info: The development was approved after appeal in early 2012 by communities secretary Eric Pickles

Construction could start in:2015-

Campaigners:
Plannng permission for the road and associated development at Queensway was opposed by CPRE and local campaign, Queensway Environmental Defenders.


M55 Norcross Link

Link Road
Local authority area:
Lancashire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Borough Councils and Lancashire County Council.

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

A new road between the M55 and the A585, also bypassing Poulton-le-Fylde. A route plan can be downloaded from Lancashire County Council's website

Total cost: £32 million in 1990
Length: 12 km

Funding info: unknown

Planning info:

Construction could start in:


M56 Junctions 5-8 widening

Widening
Local authority area:
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency and GMCA

J4-6 widening was in the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Widening of the M56 on the stretch that runs alongside Manchester Airport. This is a Highways Agency road and a major project does not currently appear in its 'planned' programme.In April 2013 1km of widening, costing £4.2 million, from Junction 7 (where the A556 joins the motorway) was added to the Highways Agency's 'pinch point programme' for the area - Highways Agency press release

More details:
None given on Highways Agency website

Total cost: unknown
Length: 8.6 km (est)

Funding info: £4.2 million for part of the widening project was provided through the Highways Agency's pinch point programme in 2012/13

Planning info: unknown

Construction could start in:2014

Campaigners:
The scheme is closely related to the A556 Knutsford to Bowden widening, and local campaigners have objected to the M56 widening proposals bei


Manhattan Gate Bridge

Bridge
Local authority area:
Middlesbrough Council
Who is promoting it?: Middlesbrough Council/Tees Valley LTB
Also known as Middlehaven Dock Bridge

Latest: Allocated £3,933,366 of its budget to spend in 2015-16 by the draft Strategic Economic Plan from Tees Valley Unlimited LEP. This means planning processes will be taking place during 2014.

A new bridge for vehicles and pedestrians across the entrance to Middlesbrough dock, associated with new development sites in Middlehaven, replacing a current pedestrian-only bridge.

More details:
Short description and proposal in these documents submitted to the LTB when applying for funding: Local Major Transport Scheme Prioritisation (pdf)More details can also be found in an application for Pinch Point funding for the same project: pinch point bid (pdf)

Total cost: £4.5 million
Length: Unknown

Funding info: Prioritised for 70% of its funding by the Tees Valley LTB in July 2013. The remainder would come from the Homes and Communities Agency. Confirmed as priority scheme for the LEP with the publication of the draft Strategic Economic Plan from Tees Valley Unlimited LEP in April 2014.

Planning info: No planning permission or public consultations had yet been carried out when the proposal was submitted to the LTB.

Construction could start in:2015


Marjon Link Road

Link Road (bus only)
Local authority area:
Plymouth City Council
Who is promoting it?: Plymouth City Council

Latest: The project website now says "Construction is due to start in Summer 2014 and the link road is expected to open in spring 2015."

A bus-only link road between University College and Derriford Hospital north of Plymouth. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Application form on the city council website.

Total cost: £1.5 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £1.1 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013.

Planning info: Still required, expected Autumn 2013.

Construction could start in:2014


Mersey Gateway Bridge

Bridge
Local authority area:
Halton Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Halton Borough Council

A new 6-lane bridge across the Mersey, about 1.5 kilometres to the east of the current Silver Jubilee Bridge. The bridge and associated roads would run from the Central Expressway in Runcorn to the Eastern Bypass and Speke Road in Widnes.The project would be funded by contractors who would attempt to make a profit from toll payments. However, economic analysis has shown that any profits would be very unlikely until close to the end of the contract period.

Constructing the bridge would disturb a part of the river bed which has seen decades of chemical dumping. Once built, the bridge would affect water and sediment flows across a very sensitive tidal area. Read more in CPRE and NW TAR's objections to the Environmental Impact Statement (Word document)

More details:
Mersey Gateway website: http://www.merseygateway.co.uk

Total cost: £589 million
Length: 8.4 km (est)
Carbon impact: DfT assessment gives a reduction of 150,477 tonnes over the 60 year appraisal period.

Funding info: In late 2010, won support from the Department for Transport on condition that a complex financial deal was put together to attract private investors. In October 2011, the terms of that deal were agreed, with the DfT agreeing to put in £86m, and up to £14.5m per year in long-term revenue support. In Jan 2012, three private consortia entered the process of selection to run the contract. Final funding approval was due in November 2013 (DfT schedule from Sep 2013) but is now expected in early 2014 - funding page on project site.

Planning info: All permissions now obtained after a Public Inquiry in 2009.

Construction could start in:2014

Campaigners:
North West Transport Roundtable (NW TAR)CPRE North West issued a joint objection to the bridge with NW TAR

More from Campaign for Better Transport:
More from Campaign for Better Transport: http://bettertransport.org.uk/campaigns/roads-to-nowhere/local-schemes/mersey-gateway-bridge


Middlewich Eastern Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Cheshire East Council
Who is promoting it?: Cheshire East Council
(Also known as the Middlewich Action Plan)

Second phase of the Middlewich Eastern Bypass intended to open up development land.

The site of the bypass doesn't include statutory SSSIs, but the environmental statement for the bypass says that ecological surveys have identified several protected species on the site including great crested newts and lesser silver water beetle.Bats, badgers and barn owls are active on the site, as well as other rare species of plants and animals.

Total cost: £22 million
Length: 2.1 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: £4 million was awarded from the Regional Growth Fund round 2 in 2011.

Planning info: The promoters of this scheme recently extended its planning permission, first gained in 2008.

Construction could start in:


Morpeth Northern Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Northumberland County Council
Who is promoting it?: Northumberland County Council
(Also known as the A1-South East Northumberland Strategic Link Road)

A new 3.8km single carriageway road to the north of Morpeth stretching from the A1 trunk road in the west to the A197.

The scheme will lead to the permanent loss of Ancient Replanted Woodland and noise will impact on breeding birds.

More details:
From Northumberland County Council: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=4562Department for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £32 million
Length: 3.8 km
Carbon impact: Dft assessment says "Over the 60-year appraisal period the scheme is forecast to lead to an increase in carbon emissions of 23,800tCO2e."

Funding info: Funding announced by Department for Transport in December 2011.

Planning info: Planning permission is currently being considered. The scheme is being examined as a NSIP. Scheme page on the Planning Inspectorate website:

Nether Mayne Gateway, Basildon

Link Roads and Widening
Local authority area:
Essex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Essex County Council and South East LEP

A network of new roads associated with new developments, and widening of the adjacent existing road to accommodate increases in traffic. Ranked 11 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework. Widening of 0.8km of the A176 was given funding of £2.4 million in the second tranche of the DfT's Pinch Point Fund in May 2013 - DfT announcement

The local Liberal Democrats have previously opposed the plans - see http://basildonlibdems.org.uk/en/page/campaigning

More details:
Application form for Pinch Point Funding from Essex County Council.

Total cost: unknown - Pinch Point Scheme cost is £3.4 million
Length: 2.5 km (estimate)

Funding info: unknown

Planning info: unknown

Construction could start in:2014


New East London Thames crossings

Bridges/Tunnels
Local authority area:
Greater London Authority
Who is promoting it?: Greater London Authority
(Various schemes known as the Thames Gateway Bridge, Gallions Reach Crossing/Ferry, Silvertown Tunnel)
In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: Transport for London are currently carrying out a survey on public views on air quality: it closes on 13 April.

Several new crossings of the Thames have been proposed by the Mayor and Transport for London. Plans under discussion include a new road tunnel under the Thames at Silvertown and a new ferry or fixed link between Beckton and Thamesmead at Gallions Reach.

A public consultation on proposals for a new tunnel and ferry in the area closed on 5 March 2012: TfL consultation page. A second consultation, including an alternative fixed link at Gallions Reach (similar to the Thames Gateway Bridge) ended in Feb 2013: TfL webpage

Campaigners have huge concerns about additional air pollution from these plans. Local roads north and south of the river are already highly polluted. Previous plans for a six-lane Thames Gateway Bridge in East London were dropped by Mayor Boris Johnson in 2008, after a negative Public Inquiry result. Campaigners, including Campaign for Better Transport and Friends of the Earth, argued successfully that the road would blight the surrounding area and not bring economic benefits.
Read a summary of the inspector's conclusions on the previous plans

Total cost: At least £1 billion
Length: 3.8 km of new capacity in total (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Named in the Autumn Statement 2011 and National Infrastructure Plan. Transport for London say they do not yet have funding in place, and that tolling would likely be used on the new tunnels and existing Blackwall Tunnel.

Planning info: Plans have reached a third stage of public consultation and the Silvertown Tunnel plans will be examined as a 'Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project'.
The previous Thames Gateway Bridge was rejected by the inspector after a Public Inquiry.

Construction could start in:2017

Campaigners:
Campaign for Better Transport and Friends of the Earth both opposed the previous bridge proposals. London Friends of the Earth organised public meetings against the new plans in 2012 and early 2013.
Local campaigners More from Campaign for Better Transport:
More from Campaign for Better Transport:
http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blogs/roads/250113-thames-crossings
http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/press_releases/may_2007/thames_bridge_briefing


Newcastle Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Newcastle City Council
Who is promoting it?: Newcastle City Council

Latest: Newcastle City Council approved the draft One Core Strategy plans in January 2014, and they have been submitted to to Secretary of State. An Examination in Public with a Planning Inspector is expected to start in Summer 2014 - read more on the campaign website.

A ring road/bypass north of Newcastle between the A1 and A69, across mainly green belt land. The plans have been revived as part of the joint 'One Core Strategy' for Newcastle and Gateshead and would be accompanied by 3,500 houses, also on the green belt.

Read more about the plans and objections in this local newspaper report: £60 million bypass to cut through Great Park, 5 Sept 2012, Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Would take away 350 hectares of green belt land, currently used for agriculture and recreation.

Total cost: £60 million
Length: 10 km

Funding info: The city council envisages significant contributions from developers.

Planning info: Is in the draft One Core Strategy for Newcastle and Gateshead, which is being examined during 2014.

Construction could start in:Unknown

Campaigners:
Campaigners 'Newcastle West Green Belt Protection Campaign' are challenging the development and bypass plans in the One Core Strategy.
Newcastle Campaign to Protect Rural England has objected


Newgate Lane widening, Fareham

Widening
Local authority area:
Hampshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Hampshire County Council

Widening of Newgate Lane in Fareham, along with the provision of a new cycling/pedestrian route. It is the only significant road expansion scheme in Hampshire's new Local Transport Plan (LTP3) implementation plan which runs from 2011 to 2014.

Total cost: £5.5 million
Length: 2.7 km (est)

Funding info: Hampshire County Council has provided £3m for the scheme.

Planning info: Studies and surveys are taking place in summer 2012 to establish whether the scheme can proceed to planning.

Construction could start in:2013/14


Newhaven Port Access Road

Access road
Local authority area:
East Sussex County Council
Who is promoting it?: East Sussex County Council and South East LEP

A new road associated with housing and retail development around Newhaven Port.

Ranked 25 in SE LEP's draft priority list of short-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Total cost: unknown
Length: 1.3 km (est)

Funding info: Depends on developer contributions. Eastside developers Asda and Barratt homes gained planning permission in 2012 and will contribute to part of the route (http://regeneratingeastsidenewhaven.co.uk/), but prospective purchasers of the port itself will have to contribute before the full project can go ahead.

Planning info: Work by East Sussex council so far has included gaining planning permission.

Construction could start in:2013-2017


North Fringe to Severnside Transport Corridor

Ring road
Local authority area:
Bristol
Who is promoting it?: West of England LEP

This road is in the shortlist prepared by the West of England LEP and is among the schemes assessed 'unaffordable through devolved maor schemes funding in the absence of other funding sources'. Therefore private or national government funding will need to be sought by the LEP. See the document here: West of England LEP prioritisation document.

Total cost: £250 million
Length: 6 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017-


North Liverpool Key Corridors project

Widening
Local authority area:
Liverpool City Council
Who is promoting it?: Liverpool City Council/Liverpool City Region LTB

A series of road widening and junction works prioritised for funding by the Liverpool City Region Local Transport Body in July 2013. The LTB documents say: "The scheme comprises four main elements as follows : 1- A565 Phase 5 highway improvements (dualling); 2 - A565 Phase 6 highway improvements (dualling); 3 - King Edward Street junction improvement; 4 - A5036 Regent Road corridor improvement scheme." - LTB documents online

Total cost: £15 million
Length:

Funding info: Allocated £13.25 million from the Liverpool City Region LTB in July 2013.

Planning info: Scheme documents say that "LCC has already carried out the majority of CPO to secure the delivery of the scheme" but that Traffic Regulation Orders and some remaining Compulsory Purchase Orders are still needed -

North Northallerton Link Road

Link road
Local authority area:
North Yorkshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: North Yorkshire / Hambleton District Council

Promoted by Hambleton District Council. It is unclear whether the tranport authority North Yorkshire supports the project, as it doesn't currently appear in the LTP3 and the focus seems to be on the Bedale Bypass nearby.

The land affected is farmland, and there is deciduous forest nearby.

Total cost: £7.9 million
Length: 1.4 km

Funding info: Hambleton District Council has approved the collection of developer contributions for the project: http://www.hambleton.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&ca...

Planning info: Appears in local plans for Hambleton District Council.

Construction could start in:


North Wokingham Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Wokingham Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wokingham Borough Council
Also known as North Wokingham Northern Distributor Road

Part of the Wokingham Borough 2011-2026 Local Transport Plan and associated with new housing developments in the area's Core Strategy. Prioritised for funding by Berkshire LTB in July 2013: LTB documents online

Indicative maps are given in the LTP document: Wokingham LTP document library

Total cost: £20.6 million
Length: 3.2 km (est)
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: Partly dependent on developer contributions. A contribution of £14.4 million was indicated from Berkshire LTB in July 2013. No further details yet given by the LEP - the consultation draft of a Strategic Economic Plan is here

Planning info: No application made yet - expected ~2014

Construction could start in:2015


Northampton North West Bypass and Sandy Lane Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Northamptonshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Northamptonshire County Council

Two new road projects intended to support new development in north-west Northampton. Named as priority schemes in the Northamptonshire Transportation Plan published in 2012: Northamptonshire Transportation Plan.

The schemes were not prioritised by Northamptonshire LTB's first list of schemes in July 2013, but both the Sandy Lane section and the North West Bypass appear as short-term investments in the draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) from Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP), published in early 2014.

More details:
Feasibility Study documents from 2012

Total cost: £33 million in total (£5.4m for Sandy Lane Relief Road)
Length:

Funding info: The draft SEP from NEP says that £3 million would come from the North of Whitehills Sustainable Urban Extension development and £15m from NEP funds.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017


Northern Gateway A40-A44 Link Road, Oxford

Link Road
Local authority area:
Oxfordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Oxfordshire County Council/Oxfordshire LEP

Latest: In early 2014, the City Deal and draft Strategic Economic Plan from Oxfordshire LEP confirmed financial support for this road via LEP/LTB funding streams - offering £17.8m for the Northern Gateway as a whole.

A new road prioritised by Oxfordshire Local Transport Board in July 2013 - LTB documents online. Described in the LTB documents as "A new link road between A40 and A44 east of A34 North of Northern Gateway site with extended A44 bus lane to Wolvercote Roundabout."

The scheme is closely associated with the Northern Gateway development, and the LTB reconsidered its funding plans in September 2013, saying of this scheme that it would be removed from the priority list and instead "submitted within the City Deal and wider Strategic Economic Plan for Local Growth Funding" (these are expected in March 2014 - agenda item notes about the scheme from Sep 2013 (pdf)

Total cost: £13.6 million
Length:

Funding info: A contribution of £11 million from Oxfordshire LTB was announced in July 2013, and the road was expected to form part of the local Growth Deal bid from the LEP. This was confirmed with £17.8m of funding indicated in the announcement of the City Deal for Oxfordshire in Feb 2014, and the scheme forming a key part of the SEP in March 2014.

Planning info: Unknown

Construction could start in:2017


Northleigh Link Road

Link road
Local authority area:
Wigan Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wigan Borough Council

One of a series of new roads set out in Wigan's 2014 Infrastructure Delivery Plan, which are intended to open up areas to the south east of Wigan for development.

Planned in two parts: Section A (Leigh Road to Westleigh Lane) Planned for 2016 (private & council). Section B (Westleigh Lane to AtherleighWay) planned for 2021 (private).

Developers claim the planning application includes a 19 Hectare (47 acre) “green lung” from north to south which will protect and improve wildlife and habitats and offer green spaces for recreation and relaxation.

Total cost: £11.1 million in total
Length: 2.1 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info: A planning application for the related developments are pending consideration. Objectors are appealing to the Secretary of State.

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
Save Our Borough group (Wigan) are campaigning against the Northleigh Park developments. A member told The Bolton News: "It will destroy and decimate one of our c


Norwich Northern Distributor

Ring Road
Local authority area:
Norfolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Norfolk County Council

Latest: In January 2014, the Postwick Hub was given planning permission despite a negative benefit-cost ratio of -2.9 - news story. The Planning Inspectorate has now accepted the road for examination - Greens are calling for the consultation to be re-run and the No to NDR campaign is asking people all over the UK to register as objectors.

An A47 northern ring road extension consisting of two projects, with the second presented separately for planning and funding. These are 1) A huge ring road around the north and east of Norwich, passing close to the airport, and 2) A major junction remodelling at Postwick (the 'Postwick Hub'). This is also presented as essential for the development of a business park nearby - the Broadland Gate Business Park.

Having won DfT funding for a dual carriageway from the A47 to the A140 north of the city, Norfolk County Council has now decided it wants to extend the road for another 6km west to the A1067,and is considering an even longer route to the A47 further south.

More details:
Department for Transport assessment document (pdf)Planning Inspectorate page

Total cost: £152.5 million
Length: 19.5km
Carbon impact: DfT assessment says "The scheme leads to an increase in CO2 emissions of 208,000 tonnes over the 60 year appraisal period".

Funding info: Funding was announced for the shorter scheme by the Department for Transport in December 2011, on condition Norfolk County Council also pay for sustainable transport improvements in the city centre. The additional £40 million cost of extending the road to the A1067 will have to come from local funds.

Planning info: The 'Postwick Hub' junction was given planning permission in 2011 and a Public Inquiry into slip and side road Orders took place in 2013 - Public Inquiry website. Permission was

Construction could start in:2015

Campaigners:
Norwich and Norfolk Transport Action Group.

More from Campaign for Better Transport:
http://bettertransport.org.uk/campaigns/roads-to-nowhere/local-schemes/norwich


Nottingham Ring Road widening

Widening
Local authority area:
Nottingham City Council
Who is promoting it?: Nottingham City Council

Latest: Construction of this scheme began in July 2013, and is expected to continue until July 2015.

Widening of the Nottingham Ring Road (A6514) between the Queen's Medical Centre (A52) and Mansfield Road (A60). Public transport improvements that were part of the original plans were dropped in 2011 to reduce the costs of the scheme.

More details:
Information on the Nottingham City Council website

Total cost: £16.2 million
Length: 3.2 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known

Funding info: Funding announced by Department for Transport in December 2011 and confirmed with full approval in July 2013.

Planning info: All permissions obtained and construction started July 2013.

Construction could start in:2013

Campaigners:
Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport


Pemberton Colliery Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Wigan Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wigan Borough Council
(Also known as the M58 Link Road or the A571 Billinge Road to A49 Warrington Road Link)

Latest: In July 2013, the road appeared on the first priority list produced by the Greater Manchester Local Transport Body, which pledged £11.7 million to support the project - LTB priorities document (pdf)

One of a series of new roads set out in Wigan's 2014 Infrastructure Delivery Plan, which are intended to open up areas to the south east of Wigan for development. This road appears in the programme for the first 5 years of the plan (2011-2016).

The route can also be downloaded from Wigan Council's website here.

Total cost: £12 million
Length: 4 km (est)

Funding info: Awarded £11.7 million as one of the first set of priority schemes to be funded by the new Greater Manchester LTB

Planning info: Phase 1, to Warrington Road, has been completed. Phase 2 extends the link into new residential development, and was the subject of a planning application approved in 2012 (A/12/76708)

Construction could start in:2016


Penwortham Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Lancashire County Council, with 3 local planning authorities (Preston City Council, South Ribble, and Chorley Borough)
Who is promoting it?: Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

Final stage of the Penwortham Bypass between the Broad Oak roundabout of the A582 and the A59 at Howick Cross, to the south west of Preston.

Appears in the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and the Highways and Transport Masterplan, which was published in March 2013. Full documents and an initial environmental assessment of the Masterplan can be found here: Central Lancashire website.

Will have likely impacts on sensitive SPA and SAC nature sites. The initial environment assessment for Masterplan says: "Particular attention will need to be given to the design of new roads (Preston Western Distributer, the upgrading of the South Ribble Western Distributor (the A582) and the completion of the Penwortham Bypass and the New Ribble Bridge where their construction and presence could pose significant impacts on the downstream Ribble and Alt Estuaries Natura 2000 site."

Total cost: Unknown
Length: 1.2 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info: Planning application currently scheduled for 2016/17.

Construction could start in:2018


Peterborough Western Relief Road

Relief road
Local authority area:
Peterborough City Council
Who is promoting it?: Peterborough City Council

Appears as a 'secured developer lead scheme' in Peterborough City Council's current local transport plan. Construction is envisaged before 2016.

Funding could be sought from devolved funding via the LTB/LEP process. No details of transport priority projects have yet been published by the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough LEP but these are expected in its draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) in early-mid 2014.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 3.3 km (est)

Funding info: Unknown

Planning info:

Construction could start in:Before 2016


Pontefract Northern Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Wakefield Council
Who is promoting it?: Wakefield Council

Latest: A consultation was held Jan-Feb 2014 on options for traffic calming on local roads where the road enters a residential area at the eastern end. Construction is expected to start in May/June 2014 before the final decisions on these options are made.

A new link road associated with the Prince of Wales development site south of Pontefract. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Scheme documents on the Wakefield Council website.

Total cost: £5.9 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £4.2 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. Also supported with LEP/LTB funding.

Planning info: Given in 2007 as set out in Appendix E to the Pinch Point Application.

Construction could start in:2014


Portrack Relief Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Stockton on Tees Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Stockton on Tees Borough Council/Tees Valley LTB

Latest: The Tees Valley Unlimited Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) submission to the Government was published in April 2014, but doesn't appear to include this scheme. It is not clear whether the original scheme has already secured funding and the SEP has only been published so far as an executive summary.

A new 1.3 km link road using the route of the former Billingham Beck Branch Railway in Stockton on Tees. Prioritised for funding by the Tees Valley Local Transport Body in July 2013.

More details:
Short description and proposal in these documents submitted to the LTB when applying for funding: Local Major Transport Scheme Prioritisation (pdf)

Total cost: £9.8 million
Length: 1.3 km

Funding info: Prioritised to receive 100% of its funding from the Tees Valley LTB in July 2013: LTB funding priorities document (pdf)

Planning info: The road appears in the Stockton on Tees local plan and feasibility and outline business case was produced in 2011, but no planning permission or public consultatio

Construction could start in:2017


Preston Western Distributor Road

Ring road
Local authority area:
Lancashire County Council, with 3 local planning authorities (Preston City Council, South Ribble, and Chorley Borough)
Who is promoting it?: Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

A new road between the M55 near Bartle and the A583/A584 at Clifton, related to new housing developments in north-west Preston and, in the current plans, associated with a 4 km local distributor road between the new road and the B6241 near junction 1 of the M55 (see maps on page 23 of this document).

Appears in the Central Lancashire Highways and Transport Masterplan. This was published in March 2013 and – working with the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership – has added new road projects to the proposals in current Local Plans. Full documents and an initial environmental assessment of the Masterplan can be found here: Central Lancashire website.

Will have likely impacts on sensitive SPA and SAC nature sites. The initial environment assessment for Masterplan says: "Particular attention will need to be given to the design of new roads (Preston Western Distributer, the upgrading of the South Ribble Western Distributor (the A582) and the completion of the Penwortham Bypass and the New Ribble Bridge where their construction and presence could pose significant impacts on the downstream Ribble and Alt Estuaries Natura 2000 site."

Total cost: Unknown
Length: 9 km (est, including local distributor road)

Funding info: Associated with housing developments

Planning info: Would need to be added to local plans. Planning application currently scheduled for 2016/17

Construction could start in:2018


Radstock Town Centre Infrastructure

Link Road
Local authority area:
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Who is promoting it?: Bath & North East Somerset Council
Also known as "The Link"

Following planning permission, construction is expected in Spring/Summer 2014.

A new link road between Frome Road (A362) and Radstock High Street, accompanied by other changes to the existing road network in Radstock, south of Bath. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

The application form says: "The overall regeneration of the former railway land will jeopardise the potential of reopening the Radstock to Frome railway. In addition, there will be an impact on the existing ecological value of the site. However, these issues were considered as part of the planning process and considered in 2008 that the social and environmental benefits of the scheme outweighed the impacts."

More details:
Application form on Travelwest website.

Total cost: £1.6 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £1.1 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. Also has £160,000 in developer contributions.

Planning info: A previous scheme had approval, but changes mean a revised planning consent was needed. This was applied for in November 2013 and, despite objections from local campaigners and residents, approved in February 2014 - Radstock Action Group is strongly opposed to the plans.


Roscommon Way Extension Phase II

Link Road
Local authority area:
Essex County Council
Who is promoting it?: Essex County Council and South East LEP

Canvey Island Councillors pressed for progress on this scheme in March 2014 - local newspaper report.

An extension of the Roscommon Way ring road and drainage project on Canvey Island, running East from Phase 1 to Thorney Bay, and including three new roundabouts and a new section of single carriageway. Initial details are given in the Phase 1 exhibition document

Ranked 24 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework It has not been prioritised in the draft Strategic Economic Plan from South East LEP, however, and Essex County Council appear unsupportive at present.

Canvey Wick SSSI is host to a range of rare invertebrate species such as the Shrill Carder Bee and Scarce Emerald Damselfly, as well as small populations of Great Crested Newts and Water Voles.

Total cost: £12.1 million
Length: 1.3 km (estimate)

Funding info: None yet secured.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017


Rugby Southern Relief Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Warwickshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Warwickshire County Council

Associated with the Rugby Radio Station site 'sustainable urban extension' project. Would be a new link from the A428 Crick Road across the West Coast Main Line to the B4429 Ashlawn Road (west of Percival Road), upgrade of the B4429 and a further new road either to the A45/M45 roundabout near Thurlaston or the B4642 Coventry Road/Cawston Grange Drive/Calvestone Road roundabout.

Warwickshire's Local Transport Plan states that this project would be brought forward in connection with phase two of the development.

Total cost: £36 million (estimate from Sustainable Urban Extension plans)
Length: 8 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info: Route is undecided.

Construction could start in:2016-


Second Avon Crossing

Bridge
Local authority area:
Bath and North East Somerset
Who is promoting it?: West of England LEP

This road is in the shortlist prepared by the West of England LEP and is among the 'schemes assessed as longer term and unable to be delivered through devolved major schemes funding'. Therefore private or national government funding will need to be sought by the LEP. See the document here: West of England LEP prioritisation document.

Total cost: £194 million
Length: 2.5 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info: Not currently included within the HA future programme of works

Construction could start in:2017-


Seymour Link, Markham Vale

Link Road
Local authority area:
Derbyshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Derbyshire County Council/D2N2 Local Transport Board

Access road for a development area (Markham Vale) near Chesterfield and next to the M1. Details of the development: Markham Vale. Details of LTB plans: D2N2 website.

The draft Strategic Economic Plan from D2N2 LEP indicates continued support for the scheme. The final document may indicate any increased funding.

Total cost: £7.6 million
Length:

Funding info: Prioritised for funding by the D2N2 Local Transport Board in July 2013 with a £2.5 million contribution. However, there have been questions about the rest of the funding and about co-operation between the LTB and the nearby Sheffield City Region - see report in LTT.

Planning info: Masterplan for the Markham Vale area has approval. Planning status of the road not known to CfBT.

Construction could start in:2015


Shinfield Eastern Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Wokingham Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wokingham Borough Council

Planning applications for related developments are being processed through 2013 and 2014.

Part of the Wokingham Borough 2011-2026 Local Transport Plan and associated with new development from Reading University. Indicative maps are given in the LTP document: Wokingham LTP document library

Developer South of M4 SDL Consortium's website has more details of the plans and news on developments.

Total cost: Unknown
Length: 2 km (est)

Funding info: Has secured funding of £25 million via the University and the Dept for Communities and Local Government.

Planning info: No application made yet.

Construction could start in:2016


Shrewsbury North West Relief Road (final stage of the Shrewsbury bypass)

Relief Road
Local authority area:
Shropshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Shropshire County Council

In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

Latest: In July 2013, Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury & Atcham sought to revive the scheme and lobby the Transport Secretary for funding - see local newspaper report.

A single carriageway road from the A5 Churncote roundabout to the roundabout on the Ellesmere Road west of Battlefield. More information was on the Council website here.

The scheme was dropped from the DfT's local major scheme funding programme following the Spending Review in 2010 and has since been de-prioritised by the County Council - see the report here (pdf)

Total cost: £100 million
Length: 6 km (est)

Funding info: unknown

Planning info: unknown

Construction could start in:2016


Sittingbourne Northern Relief Road Phase 3

Link Road
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: Kent County Council, South East LEP

Two phases of this road have been completed, but phase 3 from East Hall Farm to the village of Bapchild has been delayed by Swale council. News about this road is provided in full by the Bapchild website here: http://www.bapchild.info/news/northern-relief-road.aspx

Ranked 13 in SE LEP's draft priority list of short-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Three route options were consulted in 2010. The central route would have a severe environmental impact while the western route would increase traffic in Bapchild by 20 per cent. Bapchild Parish Council opposed all options.

Total cost: £20 million
Length: 2.3 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info: Put on hold by Members of the Swale Joint Transportation Board in 2011. They recommended no further progress until Kent County Council (KCC) comes forward with an alternative proposal to move traffic to the M2. The land for the route is now threatened by

Construction could start in:2013-2017

Campaigners:
Opposed by residents of villages along the route.


Skegness Western Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Lincolnshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Lincolnshire County Council/East Lindsey District Council

This scheme is listed as priority for funding from the Lincolnshire Strategic Transport Board in their first plans published in July 2013. There is very little online information about this scheme. It is mentioned in the draft Fourth Local Transport Plan from Lincolnshire County Council and is scheduled to appear in the LDF from East Lindsey District Council but does not yet appear in the main draft Core Strategy document.

This local newspaper report also provides some background information and details of a route proposed by the local Chamber of Commerce: "the road would depart the A52 west of Skegness towards the A158 just west of South View Leisure, before continuing onwards towards Ingoldmells".

Total cost: £30 million (est)
Length: 6.5 km (est)

Funding info: Prioritised for funding from the Lincolnshire Strategic Transport Board in July 2013 - LSTB documents online. However, LSTB's Sep 2013 meeting reconsidered making it the first priority and suggest further development is needed, possibly within the LEP's Strategic Economic Plan due in 2014. The meeting papers say: "Taking into account the limited development work carried out on the Skegness Western Relief Road to date, it is suggested that the risks associated with taking this scheme forward for prioritisation are possibly too great."

Planning info: Planning processes would be needed, and the road would need to be included in the LDF for East Lindsey District Council.

Construction could start in:2017-


South Bristol Link Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council
Who is promoting it?: West of England Partnership, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council
Also known as South Bristol Link Route

Latest: October 2013. Campaigner Pip Sheard blogged for us about how you can send in objections to the local planning committees and join up to the campaign via a new website. South Bristol Link faces strengthening opposition

A 5km new single carriageway road between the A370 Long Ashton bypass west of Bristol and Hengrove Park in South Bristol. Segregated rapid transit bus lanes in the original plans for the road have now been downgraded to bus lanes that are restricted to specific stretches, and pedestrians and cyclists are proposed to share a single 3m path alongside the road.

In August 2013, planning premission was applied for, and you can read objections by CPRE, FoE, Campaign for Better Transport and the local Parish Council via our dedicated SBLR webpage.

The new road would destroy agricultural land on the edge of the city, open the greenbelt up to development, cuts across rural brooks and a long distance footpath in several places and will be a prominent scar on the landscape. It also severs the residential areas of Highridge, Bishopsworth and Withywood introducing air pollution, noise and traffic to existing green space and Highridge Common.

More details:
From the West of England Partnership (the promoters): http://www.travelplus.org.uk/best-and-final-bidsDepartment for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £43 million
Length: 5 km
Carbon impact: Dft assessment says "Over the 60 year appraisal period there is a 75,000 tonne reduction in CO2."

Funding info: Funding announced by Department for Transport in December 2011. Full approval is apparently expected in November 2014 - DfT response to FOI query

Planning info: A full planning application for the road was submitted to Bristol City Council and North Somerset Council in July 2013 and approved in November 2013.

Construction could start in:2014

Campaigners:
No to the South Bristol Link Road campaignTransport for Greater Bristol Alliance.

More from Campaign for Better Transport:
More from Campaign for Better Transport: http://bettertransport.org.uk/campaigns/roads-to-nowhere/local-schemes/south-bristol


South East Maidstone Strategic Link

Bypass
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: Kent County Council and South East LEP
(Also known as the Leeds-Langley Bypass)

Ranked 19 in SE LEP's draft priority list of long-term road projects here: SE LEP strategic infrastructure prioritisation framework

Total cost: unknown
Length: 4.4 km (est)

Funding info: Funding will be sought from developers of a 17 hectare warehousing and distribution site.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2017-


South Heywood M62 Junction 19 Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Rochdale MBC
Who is promoting it?: Rochdale MBC/Greater Manchester LTB

A new junction layout and link road to the south of Heywood near Rochdale, intended to provide access to a new business park. Assigned funding as one of the first priority schemes from the new Greater Manchester Local Transport Body in July 2013: newspaper report, LTB priorities document (pdf)

More details:
A feasibility study with some technical details is available online (pdf)

Total cost: £6.8 million
Length: 1 km (est)
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: Awarded £6.8 million as one of the first priority schemes from the Greater Manchester LTB. Developer contributions may also be needed. A related 'local pinch point' scheme at M62 Junction 19 was also funded by the DfT in December 2013 - announcement

Planning info: Appears in the Rochdale Borough 'Renaissance Masterplan' from 2010. No other permissions so far obta

Construction could start in:2015

Campaigners:
Local residents concerned about the loss of green belt and related development when the proposal was first put forward in 2009. News report: Ange


South Humber Bank Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
North East Lincolnshire Council
Who is promoting it?: North East Lincolnshire Council

This project appears in the North East Lincolnshire LTP3 and Delivery Plan.. It would be the main road into (and spine road) for the Europarc Phase 4 development and may be delivered in phases.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 3 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:


South Ribble New Bridge

Bridge and new roads
Local authority area:
Lancashire County Council, with 3 local planning authorities (Preston City Council, South Ribble, and Chorley Borough)
Who is promoting it?: Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

A new road and crossing of the river Ribble near Preston, possibly paid for by tolls in order to bring forward the current anticipated earliest construction date of 2026.

The bridge project appears in the Central Lancashire Highways and Transport Masterplan. This was published in March 2013 and – working with the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership – has added new road projects to the proposals in current Local Plans. Full documents and an initial environmental assessment of the Masterplan can be found here: Central Lancashire website.A sketch map is given on page 43 of the Environment Report for the Masterplan.

Likely to have serious impacts on sensitive SPA and SAC nature sites on the river Ribble. The initial environment assessment for Masterplan says: "Particular attention will need to be given to the design of new roads (Preston Western Distributer, the upgrading of the South Ribble Western Distributor (the A582) and the completion of the Penwortham Bypass and the New Ribble Bridge where their construction and presence could pose significant impacts on the downstream Ribble and Alt Estuaries Natura 2000 site."

Total cost: Unknown
Length: 3.7 km (est)

Funding info: Possibly through tolls

Planning info: Would need to be added to local plans. Planning application currently scheduled for after 2017.

Construction could start in:Before 2026 if funding is found


South Wokingham Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Wokingham Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wokingham Borough Council
Also known as South Wokingham Distributor Road

Part of the Wokingham Borough 2011-2026 Local Transport Plan and associated with new housing developments in the area's Core Strategy. >Brought forward by being included in the Berkshire LTB priority list in July 2013: LTB document online

Described in the LTB documents as "Provision of a new road south of Wokingham Town Centre to function as a distributor road for the South Wokingham Strategic Development Area and provide an alternative route around the Town Centre to the south". Indicative maps are given in the LTP document: Wokingham LTP document library

Total cost: £20 million
Length: 3.7 km (est)

Funding info: Partly dependent on developer contributions. £14 million contribution from Berkshire LTB indicated in July 2013. No further details yet given by the LEP - the consultation draft of a Strategic Economic Plan is here

Planning info: No application made yet - first steps expected in 2014.

Construction could start in:2015


Spalding Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Lincolnshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Lincolnshire County Councill
(Also known as the Spalding Western Relief Road)

A proposed new western bypass of Spalding, which is already bypassed to the east by a long new stretch of A16, completed in 2010. The proposed next phase (2) would finish at a roundabout next to a planned new housing estate on the south-western edge of Spalding. Phase 1 is being delivered alongside housing and received funding from the Local Transport Board in July 2013, phase 2 would link phase 1 to the A151 Bourne Road, and phase 3 would run from the A151 Bourne Road and B1356 Spalding Road near Enterprise Way.

More details:
Information on the Lincolnshire Council website

Total cost: unknown
Length: 6.6 km in total (est)
Carbon impact: Not known

Funding info: Phase 1 is a priority scheme for funding by the Lincolnshire Strategic Transport Board, announced in July 2013: LSTB documents online

Planning info: The scheme is one of four priorities in the

Construction could start in:2015

Campaigners:
The 2011

St Ives Northern Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Cambridgeshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Cambridgeshire County Council, Greater Cambridge and Peterborough LEP/LTB

Appears in the draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Long Term Transport Strategy, presented to Cambridgeshire County Council in May 2013. A final draft of the strategy and a public consultation are expected towards the end of 2013. In the document, this project is scheduled for the period between 2021 and 2050. Download the draft strategy document here.

Total cost: Unknown
Length: Unknown

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2021


St Neots Northern Link Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Cambridgeshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Cambridgeshire County Council, Greater Cambridge and Peterborough LEP/LTB

Appears in the draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Long Term Transport Strategy, presented to Cambridgeshire County Council in May 2013. A final draft of the strategy and a public consultation are expected towards the end of 2013. In the document, this project is scheduled for the period between 2021 and 2050. Download the draft strategy document here.

Total cost: Unknown
Length: Unknown

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2021


Stafferton Way Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Who is promoting it?: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

The road was given planning permission in April 2014 and construction work is expected soon.

An extension of the existing Stafferton Way Link Road, linking the A308 and A4, completing a ring road around the centre of Maidenhead. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Project page on the council website
Consultation exhibition boards (pdf)
Pinch Point Fund application documents on the council website.

Total cost: £3.8 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £2.1 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013.

Planning info: Planning permission needed. Consultation was carried out in October 2013, and a planning application was expected in December 2013. These were eventually submitted in February 2014:

Stafford Western Access Route

Link Road
Local authority area:
Staffordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Local Transport Body/Staffordshire County Council

Latest: Support from the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire LEP was confirmed in its draft Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) published in March 2014, though no further details of funding were provided in the 'part 1' document provided.

A new road in Stafford crossing the railway line close to the town centre, related to a large housing development in an urban extension. Prioritised in the first list of schemes from the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Local Transport Body in July 2013. Read the proposal to the LTB here (pdf) and the final LTB submission to the DfT (excel).

More details:
Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire LTB website: www.stokestaffslep.org.uk/stoke-trent-staffordshire-local-transport-body.Major Scheme Business Case submitted to the DfT in 2010: MSBC document (pdf).

Future updates expected in the LEP's Strategic Economic Plan supporting documents.

Total cost: £47 million
Length: 1.5 km (est)

Funding info: The scheme was submitted to the DfT's funding programme in 2010 but rejected in February 2011 for representing low value for money. The project has been revived by the new localised Local Transport Body process and it was prioritised in July 2013 for £38.6 million of LTB funding, although this far exceeds the current spending power of the LTB.

Planning info: A preferred route consultation has been held and the road forms part of the draft Plan for Stafford Borough. Planning permission still appears to be required.

Construction could start in:2016


Stocklake Link Road


Local authority area:
Aylesbury Vale
Who is promoting it?: Buckinghamshire Local Transport Body

Latest: In July 2013, the scheme was named as the third priority for funding from Buckinghamshire Local Transport Body - LTB priority list submitted to the DfT (pdf).

A new road east of Aylesbury associated with new developments. The road would connect with the Aylesbury East Link Road and provide a direct route into the town centre from the development area, with, the council says: "potential for public transport priority". Named in the Buckinghamshire LTP3 implementation plan.

The route is shown in this image produced by a nearby Barrett development: Aylesbury East map image.

Total cost: £11 million
Length: 2 km (est)
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: Would need to be part funded by developers and was prioritised by Buckinghamshire LTB, although the LTB's final contribution is not yet determined.

Planning info: Unknown for the road itself, but the plans are closely linked with contentious developments which are in various stages of approval - see the Watermead Parish Council website. The housing plan w

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
Local residents' groups are opposed to the siting of related development on an 'eastern arc'. Developer funding from these developments would be needed for the roads. Bierton, Brought


Stourport Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Worcestershire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Worcestershire County Council

Plans for this road were abandoned in 2009, but it has strong support from local MP Mark Garnier who, in Parliament asked Roads Minister Mike Penning to meet and discuss it in January 2012: Parliament website.

Total cost: £80 million
Length: 3 km (est)
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Currently unfunded.

Planning info: No plans yet produced or submitted, but the road is included in Worcestershire's Local Transport Plan and the Wyre Forest District Council Core Strategy.

Construction could start in:


Stubbington Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Hampshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Hampshire County Council, Gosport Borough Council

Gosport Transport Statement of April 2012 (part of Hampshire's 2012 Infrastructure Assessment project) includes proposals for a Stubbington Bypass as an 'out of borough strategic transport scheme affecting Gosport'. The cost is given as £10 million, and the project would dependent on developer contributions. In planning terms, the document states it is at the 'prefeasibility' stage with a long-term delivery of approx 10 years. The road is intended to support development planned for the nearby Daedalus Airfield site.

In March 2013, local MP Caroline Dineage and transport minister Norman Baker both gave support to the plan in interviews with the local papers, with the cost now estimated as £25 million - story and video here.In November 2013, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin also visited the area and spoke about the plans, stressing that the most likely source of funds now was the Solent Local Transport Body - local newspaper report

Total cost: £25 million
Length: 4.4km (est)

Funding info: Would need to be funded from Local Transport Board and local authority budgets from 2015.

Planning info: Is at the 'prefeasibility' stage of planning.

Construction could start in:2022-


Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor

Bypass and Bridge
Local authority area:
Sunderland City Council
Who is promoting it?: Sunderland City Council
(Also known as the New Wear Crossing)

Latest: Despite problems with cost and design leading to the original project being abandoned, the DfT was still expecting to give full funding approval to this scheme in September 2013 - see this FOI response

New dual-carriageway road and 'landmark bridge' between Sunderland's city centre and port and the regional trunk road network (A19 and A1), crossing the Wear river. Aimed at using riverside brownfield areas for regeneration and offices.

Despite getting detailed planning permission and more than £80 million from the DfT's Development Pool grant process, the promoters failed to find a contractor able to deliver the scheme within the £118 million budget and plans were put on hold in July 2013: report in the trade press The project was reportedly sent 'back to the drawing board' later that month. ITV report on plans for a simplified design.

The extra traffic would worsen air quality for some residents of the urban area, and the bridge will have an impact on the river's habitats.

More details:
Scheme promoters' website: http://www.newsunderlandbridge.com/Department for Transport assessment document (pdf)

Total cost: £117.6 million
Length: 3.2 km
Carbon impact: DfT assessment says "This has been estimated as a saving of 1,492 tonnes over a 60 year appraisal period".

Funding info: Funding announced by Department for Transport in December 2011.

Planning info: Has planning permission, and a Public Inquiry on Orders was held in October 2011.

Construction could start in:2014


Sustainable Urban Extension to Rugby

Link road
Local authority area:
Warwickshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Warwickshire County Council/Rugby TO CHECK

Main road through, and link to the town centre for the redevelopment of the Rugby Radio Station site. More information from the developers.

Would affect biodiversity, including rare and important wildlife and their habitats such as nesting sites.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 6 km (est)

Funding info: unknown

Planning info: unknown

Construction could start in:

Campaigners:
Rugby Friends of the Earth have opposed the development plans. Read their objections (pdf)


Sutton Coldfield Relief Road

Relief Road
Local authority area:
Birmingham
Who is promoting it?: Birmingham City Council

Listed as a long-term proposal in the 2011-2026 Core Strategy for Birmingham.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 3 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info: Route is protected but no plans have been put forward yet.

Construction could start in:2015-


Taunton Northern Inner Distributor Road

Ring Road
Local authority area:
Somerset County Council
Who is promoting it?: Somerset County Council

A new 1.6km road (with some realignment of existing roads and junctions) linking Staplegrove Road in the west of Taunton to Priory Avenue in the east. The estimated cost of the scheme is £21 million.

More details:
From the Somerset County Council website

Total cost: £21 million
Length: 1.6 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: Won initial approval from the DfT in early 2011 - in the 'Supported Pool' of schemes. Final funding approval was given in May 2013: DfT press release

Planning info: Has full planning permission and preparatory works have begun in order to activate it.

Construction could start in:2013


Temple Cloud/Clutton Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Bath and North East Somerset
Who is promoting it?: West of England LEP

This road is in the shortlist prepared by the West of England LEP and is among the 'schemes assessed as longer term and unable to be delivered through devolved major schemes funding'. Therefore private or national government funding will need to be sought by the LEP. See the document here: West of England LEP prioritisation document.

Would damage a designated nature conservation site.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 5.4 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015-


Third River Crossing, Great Yarmouth

River crossing
Local authority area:
Norfolk County Council
Who is promoting it?: Norfolk County Council and Greater Anglia LEP (as the 'A47 Alliance')

The A47 is now one of six 'Feasibility Studies' being carried out by the Department for Transport, announced by ministers in 2013 as part of the Action for Roads command paper. These studies got underway with initial consultation meetings in January 2014.

A new bridge, possibly to be paid for through tolls. This document 'Gateway to Growth', produced by the Greater Anglia LEP, describes a large A47 project alongside a third river crossing at Great Yarmouth: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC111644. This graphic produced by the local newspaper shows the extent of proposals being pushed by local MPs, the LEP and councils for the A47.

The river crossing had previously been put forward by the County Council and a route consultation took place in 2009. The results of this are shown in this council report along with a chosen route map for the bridge option. In July 2013, the project appeared in the priority scheme list for Norfolk and Suffolk Local Transport Body (now operated by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Greater Anglia - LTB documents online.

Total cost: £112 million
Length: 0.5 km (estimate)

Funding info: Prioritised by Norfolk and Suffolk LTB in July 2013. The exact contribution from the LTB is to be decided and is unlikely to cover a high proportion of the cost. Gateway to Growth' document says that funding options are being examined, including tolls.

Planning info: Route consultation undertaken in 2009 but no application has been submitted yet.

Construction could start in:2016


Thornton to Switch Island Link

Link Road
Local authority area:
Sefton MBC
Who is promoting it?: Sefton MBC

A new 4.3 km single carriageway road in Sefton, Merseyside between the A565 in Thornton and the Switch Island junction of the M57, M58, A59 and A503.

More details:
Final bid document submitted to the DfT: http://www2.dft.gov.uk/adobepdf/165237/706167/706544/Thornton.pdf

Total cost: £34.6 million
Length: 4.3km
Carbon impact: DfT assessment gives a reduction of 357,500 tonnes over the 60 year appraisal period.

Funding info: Won funding from the DfT in early 2011 - in the 'Supported Pool'.

Planning info: Was granted planning permission in 2011. Final confirmation of CPOs after a short planning inquiry was given in 2013 (>a target="_blank" href="http://qnews.co.uk/north-west/southport/19m-link-road-clears-major-legal...">local news story)

Construction could start in:2014


Tithebarn Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Devon County Council
Who is promoting it?: Devon County Council

Following planning permission, construction of this road is expected to start in June 2014.

A new road across the M5 east of Exeter, associated with new housing developments. The full 3-phase scheme will run from Cumberland Way to the old A30 at Blackhorse via the existing Tithebarn Lane bridge over the M5. The Pinch Point funding will be used to help deliver the first phase between Cumberland Way and Tithebarn Lane.

Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Pinch Point Fund application documents on the Devon County Council website.
Summary of pinch point schemes and map
Impact Assessment document, Dec 2013

Total cost: £5.2 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £1.8 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013. Land and contributions are also being provided by developers, along with £2.5 million in Regional Growth Fund money.

Planning info: There is outline permission for the development area as a whole. Planning permission and traffic orders were passed in February 2014, despite objections from local residents and businesses concerned about traffic and severance -

Torbay Western Corridor

Widening
Local authority area:
Torbay Council
Who is promoting it?: Torbay Council/Heart of the South West LTB

Widening along sections of a 4 mile stretch of the A3022/A380 corridor around the west of Torbay, with most of the road becoming a 2-lane dual carriageway.

More details:
More details are given in the proposal to the LTB: Torbay Western Corridor proforma, May 2013 (pdf)

Total cost: £12.7 million
Length: 6.4 km
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: Awarded £7.3 million by the Heart of the South West Local Transport Board in July 2013. Developer contributions and further Local Authority funding will be needed.

Planning info: Planning permission described as 'mostly complete' in the scheme proposal. Appears as a 'medium term' (2016-21) proposal in the 2011 Torbay LTP3 document

Construction could start in:2015


Twyford Eastern Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Wokingham Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wokingham Borough Council

Part of the Wokingham Borough 2011-2026 Local Transport Plan. As the road is not associated with new developments, it remains a long-term aspiration rather than a firm proposal at this stage. Indicative maps are given in the document: Wokingham LTP document library

Total cost: Unknown
Length: 2.5 km (est)

Funding info: Unfunded at present.

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2026


Uppingham Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Rutland County Council
Who is promoting it?: Rutland County Council

Latest: The final draft of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan (produced by the Town Council) removed the bypass because "councillors believed it was unlikely it would be built before 2026 and the plan should be attracting people to the town centre, rather than forcing them around it." - newspaper report.

Rutland County Council does not have an extensive road-building programme, but its LTP3 strategy does identify two bypasses for investment in the period 2011 to 2026. Read the document here.

5 SSSIs and 8 scheduled monuments would be affected, as well as several locally designated wildlife sites within 5 km.

More details:
This assessment document produced for Rutland County Council in 2010 looks at the different options in detail.

Total cost: £37 million (est)
Length: Western route 3.1 km, Eastern route 2.8 km

Funding info: The local transport plan states that "feasibility studies will be carried out as & when the UK financial situation allows."

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2026


Wakefield Eastern Relief Road

Ring Road
Local authority area:
Wakefield
Who is promoting it?: West Yorkshire ITA

Latest: Agreement on the £1.6 transport fund for West Yorkshire has been delayed. The draft Strategic Economic Plan for the area says: "The original plans to fund £1.6bn of transport investment over the next decade, agreed under the Leeds City Region City Deal in 2012, have become unworkable as a result of subsequent changes to legislation.

"Building on our ongoing discussions with the Cities Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and based on a detailed proposal submitted to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 6 March, we are seeking government’s agreement to a payment by results deal, based on us retaining a proportion of the increase in the national tax take we achieve as a result of our local transport investment."

A bypass of Wakefield associated with plans for 2,500 homes to the east of the city - the 'City Fields' development. A hybrid planning application was submitted for the site in September 2013, including phase 1 of the road, and this is still awaiting a decision. Public concerns have been submitted, mainly focused on issues of increased traffic and air pollution.

Prioritised by WYITA for the first wave of funding from its City Deal and West Yorkshire 'Plus' Transport Fund, which incorporates the functions of the Local Transport Body for the area. More details in this report to the WYITA Executive Board meeting in September 2013 (pdf).

Total cost: £30.8 million
Length: Unknown

Funding info: Funding for the project has been prioritised by the WYITA West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (WYPTF). More details were due to appear in the Leed City Region's draft Growth Deal and Strategic Economic Plan in March 2014. This says, however, that a new funding mechanism for the WYPTF will be needed and proposals have yet to be agreed with Government: " Leeds City Region website

Planning info: Appears in the Wakefield Local Plan. A

Wantage Eastern Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Oxfordshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Oxfordshire County Council/Oxfordshire Local Transport Board

A new road prioritised by Oxfordshire Local Transport Board in July 2013 - LTB documents online. Described in the LTB documents as "A link Road from A338 at Mably Way to the A417 at West Lockinge to act as a perimeter road to take traffic off the town centre routes and facilitate easier, quicker movement towards Harwell Oxford and Milton Park to the east."

The LTB reviewed its funding plans in September 2013 and confirmed this was one of its top priorities, allocating a contribution of £4.5 million - agenda item document from Sep 2013 (pdf)

More details:
The route of the road can be seen on a map in this presentation about the Vale of White Horse Core Strategy (pdf)

Total cost: £14 million
Length:

Funding info: A contribution of £4.5 million from Oxfordshire LTB was confirmed in September 2013. The remaining funds are expected to come from developers.

Planning info: Unknown - appears in local plans.

Construction could start in:2016


Waverley Link Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Rotherham MBC
Who is promoting it?: Rotherham MBC
REJECTED MAY 2012

A new 1.9km single carriageway road linking the B6066 at Highfield Spring to the B6200 Retford Road.The route would have cut through part of the Woodhouse Mill Recreation Ground.

More details:
From Rotherham Council: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/downloads/download/846/waverley_link_road_best_and_final_bid_form

Total cost: £8.6 million
Length: 1.9 km
Carbon impact: Not known.

Funding info: The only road rejected for funding in the DfT's Development Pool. The rejection letter, citing the opposition of Sheffield City Council, was published in June 2012: DfT decision letter.

Planning info: No planning application or Orders were submitted before the scheme was rejected by the DfT.

Construction could start in:CANCELLED

Campaigners:
Woodhouse Mill and Orgreave Community Forum


Westbury Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Wiltshire County Council
Who is promoting it?: Wiltshire County Council

Latest, April 2014:The Inspector at the examination for Wiltshire's local plan has ordered the council to REMOVE the Westbury Bypass 'saved' policy (T1A) from its Core Strategy, which would mean the eastern route will be unable to get planning permission in future. Read a report from local LibDems here, and the full letter from the Inspector here. A consultation on the latest changes to the Core Strategy will run from 14 April to 27 May 2014.

In July 2009 local campaigners succeeded in stopping a proposed £33m Westbury Bypass of the A350 in Wiltshire. It was refused planning permission by the Government due to the huge environmental cost of the proposals (see the Campaign for Better Transport press release here) .

The road, cutting through the countryside below the famous Westbury White Horse would have destroyed this precious landscape and done nothing to solve the town's traffic problems.Three years later, calls for a bypass have resumed, and town councillors have been meeting with Wiltshire County Council to discuss new plans: Local newspaper report.In July 2012, the road's route was suddenly inserted into an 'inset map' (pdf link) supporting Wiltshire's draft Core Strategy, despite no mention of the road being made during public consultation on the strategy. Campaign for Better Transport's Jenny Raggett has written to Wiltshire to warn the council about their failure to consult, saying "The Westbury community area map provided for consultation with the core strategy did not include a bypass of any sort. The public will have gone away believing hat a bypass was not in the draft of the core strategy and that certainly no route had been chosen, let alone safeguarded."

More details:
This objector website gives a huge amount of detail and links to information about the previous plan and alternatives: http://www.westbury-wilts-bypass.info/

Total cost: £33 million in 2009
Length: 5.8 km
Carbon impact: Not known

Funding info: Currently unfunded.

Planning info: The Wiltshire Core Strategy is undergoing an examination during 2013, starting on 8 May - examination we

Construction could start in:Set to be removed from local plans

Campaigners:
White Horse Alliance
Campaign for Better Transport's South West campaigner, Jenny Raggett has been blogging reports on the Wiltshire Core Strategy examination here:


Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme (WGIS)

Link Road
Local authority area:
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Who is promoting it?: Highways Agency, GMCA and Trafford Borough Councils.

Major new development roads in Salford, including realigning the existing A57, a mile-long new dual carriageway alongside the M60 and a new lift bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal. The project is now at the construction stage, with contractors being appointed in 2012. Plans can be seen in this document (pdf).

Total cost: £25 million
Length: 1.9 km (est)

Funding info: Funded in partnership with developers.

Planning info: Granted despite opposition in 2009: http://menmedia.co.uk/trafford/news/s/1097191_controversial_m60_plans_ge...

Construction could start in:


Westwood Relief Strategy

Widening
Local authority area:
Kent County Council
Who is promoting it?: Kent County Council

Latest: Thanet Council's Joint Transportation Board received a progress report on the project at the end of March 2014. This said work began with site clearance and tree felling earlier in the month. Construction aims to be completed by spring 2015.

Widening of Poorhole Lane and new roundabouts, near Westwood Cross Shopping Centre in Thanet. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement in May 2013

More details:
Pinch Point Fund application on Kent County Council's website.

Total cost: £2.2 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £1.6 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013.

Planning info: Land purchase was obtained voluntarily in 2013.

Construction could start in:Construction began March 2014


Westwood to Lower Ince Link

Link road
Local authority area:
Wigan Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wigan Borough Council

One of a series of new roads set out in Wigan's 2014 Infrastructure Delivery Plan, which are intended to open up areas to the south east of Wigan for development. This road appears in the programme for the third 5 years of the plan (2021 to 2026).

Total cost: £6.5 million
Length: 1.1 km (est)

Funding info: private

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2021


Whitchurch Bypass

Bypass
Local authority area:
Bath and North East Somerset
Who is promoting it?: West of England LEP

This road is in the shortlist prepared by the West of England LEP for 'schemes assessed as affordable and deliverable through devolved major schemes initial assessment creteria': West of England LEP prioritisation document.

Runs through green belt land.

Total cost: £20 million
Length: 1.5 km (est)

Funding info:

Planning info:

Construction could start in:2015-


Whitehill and Bordon Inner Relief Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Hampshire County Council/East Hampshire District Council
Who is promoting it?: Hampshire County Council/Enterprise M3 Local Transport Body

A new 5.5km road linking the north and south of Whitehill and Bordon in Hampshire, associated with a large new 'Eco Town' development area on MoD land that will be vacated in 2015. Details given in this assessment document from Enterprise M3: scheme outline (pdf).

More details:
Eco Town masterplan and website: http://www.whitehillbordon.com/home/the-revised-masterplan/

Total cost: £16.95 million
Length: 5.5 km

Funding info: Prioritised for funding by the Enterprise M3 Local Transport Body in July 2013, with £11.45 million allocated. £5.5 million will also be provided by Hampshire County Council.

Planning info: a Framework Masterplan for Whitehill & Bordon was adopted by EHDC in May 2012. In January 2013, Hampshire County Council identified a

Wigan Inner Relief Rd

Bypass
Local authority area:
Wigan Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wigan Borough Council

A planned new road in central Wigan, set out in the council'sInfrastructure Delivery Plan and now scheduled for the third 5 years of this plan from 2021 to 2026, though it could be brought forward due to the relatively advanced stage of earlier planning.

Original funding plans were shelved in the 2010 Spending Review by the DfT:local newspaper reportThe route can also be downloaded from Wigan Council's website here.

Total cost: £25.6 million
Length: 1 km

Funding info: Currently unfunded and council documents say that it is not due for review until the Govt's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) in 2015.

Planning info: Has planning permission.

Construction could start in:2022


Winnersh Relief Road

Bypass
Local authority area:
Wokingham Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wokingham Borough Council

Part of the Wokingham Borough 2011-2026 Local Transport Plan and associated with new housing developments at Hatch Farm Park. Indicative maps are given in the LTP document: Wokingham LTP document library

Phase 2 was not prioritised for funding by Berkshire LTB in July 2013, but it remains on the reserve list: LTB documents online

Total cost: Phase 2: £2.0 million
Length: 2.3 km (est)
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: A bid for £1.4 million from Berkshire LTB was considered but the road was not placed high on the priority list for the LTB in July 2013. Also partly dependent on developer contributions.

Planning info: No application made yet.

Construction could start in:2026


Wobaston Road Improvement

Widening
Local authority area:
Wolverhampton City Council
Who is promoting it?: Wolverhampton City Council

Dualling and junction changes to a section of the Wobaston Road in Wolverhampton. Associated with the i54 development site..

A Major Scheme Business Case was produced for a scheme costing £24 million in 2007 (documents online here) but the DfT's Local Major Scheme programme stopped new entries before it could gain funding. A section of the scheme from Headway Road to Patshull avenue has now been funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport - DfT announcement.

More details:
Pinch Point scheme application form (pdf) on council website.

Total cost: £24 million
Length: 1.9 km

Funding info: Given £2.5 million towards a £3.6 million section of dualling by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013.

Planning info: Doesn't require planning consent. An application for Traffic Regulation Orders wil be made in Summer 2013.

Construction could start in:2013


Wokingham Station Link Road

Link Road
Local authority area:
Wokingham Borough Council
Who is promoting it?: Wokingham Borough Council

A new road in the town centre of Wokingham between the A321 Wellington Road and the A329 Reading Road, past Wokingham Station. Funded by the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport. DfT announcement

More details:
Scheme documents on the council website.

Total cost: £3.8 million
Length:

Funding info: Given £2.7 million by the DfT in tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund in May 2013.

Planning info: Already has planning permission, according to LPPF application documents, which says there may be delays due to Traffic Regulation Orders still being required.

Construction could start in:2014


Woodford-Poynton Relief Road (WPRR)

Bypass
Local authority area:
Cheshire East Council / Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Who is promoting it?: Cheshire East Council / Greater Manchester Combined Authority / Cheshire and Warrington Local Transport Body
(combines two roads from the SEMMMS Road network - A523 Poynton Bypass and Poynton to Macclesfield Improvement)
In the 1989 Roads for Prosperity programme

This project combines two road schemes that were part of the SEMMMS network of new roads, which have been revived along with the A6-Manchester Airport Link and the A6 Stockport North-South Bypass. The original routes can be seen here (page 10): SEMMMS final report

At its northern end it would interconnect with the proposed A6-Manchester Airport Relief Road, another SEMMMS scheme, near Bramhall Oil Terminal, and, at its southern end, it would join with the northern tip of the Macclesfield Silk Road.

Total cost: £19.8 million
Length: 4.5 km (est)
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: Was prioritised for funding by Cheshire and Warrington Local Transport Body In July 2013, with a funding allocation of £9.78 million (LTB website).

Planning info: The WPRR, which would run mainly through Green Belt, appeared in the consultation on the North West Transport Roundtable (NW TAR)Stockport Friends of the EarthPoynton Against Unnecessary Link roads to the Airport (PAULA) repres


Woodside Connection

Link Road
Local authority area:
Central Bedfordshire Council
Who is promoting it?: Central Bedfordshire Council/South East Midlands Local Transport Board
(Also known as Woodside Link Road)

A new road from the Woodside Industrial Estate in Dunstable, connecting it to a proposed motorway Junction 11A on the M1. The road is intended to enable a proposed urban extension of 6,950 houses at Houghton Regis. More details and a map can be seen in chapter 9 of Central Bedfordshire Council's LTP3 document.

Consultation on the proposed route was held in late 2012. Read more about the scheme here: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/woodsidelink

Total cost: £42 million
Length: 3.3 km

Funding info: Given £5 million by tranche 2 of the Local Pinch Point Fund from the Department for Transport in May 2013. DfT announcement Also prioritised for funding by the South East Midlands Local Transport Board in July 2013 with a planned contribution of £10 million - LTB documents online

Planning info: Treated as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project because of its intersection with a motorway junction. Application accepted by the Planning Inspectorate in June 2013 and the examination is scheduled to end in April 2014. The page for the scheme

Construction could start in:2014


Yaxley Bypass (Western Peripheral Route)

Bypass
Local authority area:
Peterborough City Council
Who is promoting it?: Peterborough City Council
(also known as the Yaxley Loop)

Appears as a 'secured developer lead scheme' in Peterborough City Council's current local transport plan. It is not listed as one of the City Council's current road schemes being progressed: Road Schemes webpage.

The road is associated with a proposed 'urban extension' of Peterborough at Great Haddon, and the LTP3 envisages construction of the road in concert with the new developments, before 2016.

Would affect an SSSI and a Special Conservation Area. There are areas of woodland, hedgerows and small ponds, together with two public footpaths, within the site.

Total cost: unknown
Length: 2.8 km (est)

Funding info: unknown

Planning info: Most of the associated developments have planning permission and have begun construction.

Construction could start in:2016

Campaigners:
The Norman Cross Action Group (NXAG) is opposing the related developments at Great Haddon.


Yeovil Western Corridor

Widening
Local authority area:
Somerset County Council
Who is promoting it?: Somerset County Council/Heart of the South West LTB

Traffic capcity increases for various sections and junctions of the Western Avenue/Bunford Lane/A3088 corridor in Yeovil, with accompanying cycling and walking improvements. The A3088 section would become a 2-lane dual carriageway.

More details:
More details are given in the proposal to the LTB: Yeovil Western Corridor Part 1 proforma, May 2013 (pdf)

Total cost: £12.2 million
Length:
Carbon impact: Unknown

Funding info: Awarded £6.5 million by the Heart of the South West Local Transport Board in July 2013.

Planning info: Planning permission described as 'N/A' in the scheme proposal.

Construction could start in:2015


York Outer Ring Road Dualling

Widening
Local authority area:
York City Council
Who is promoting it?: York City Council, Leeds City Region Partnership
Also known as York Outer Ring Road Enhancement

Widening and junction work along the northern section of the A1237 York Outer Ring Road . Proposed in York City Council's draft Local Plan, published in April 2013 and part of the West Yorkshire and York LTB programme and the Leeds City Region City Deal. The widening is associated with new housing developments on green field sites around the city.

The plans were rejected for funding by the Regional Transport Board in 2009. York City Council Local Plan homepage
View the draft local plan proposals map (pdf)

Total cost: £31 million
Length: 7.8 km (est)

Funding info: West Yorkshire and York Local Transport Body, as part of wider City Deal plans, will be contributing part of the funding - starting in 2015. This comes as part of a wider £1bn Transport Fund.

Planning info: Is in the draft Local Plan for York published in 2013, and further consultation and an examination will be needed on this plan.

Construction could start in:2016