Report on Consultation Published
This Report on Consultation documents the consultation process which has been undertaken for the project between November and December 2020. The programme of consultation was designed to engage with stakeholders including statutory and non-statutory consultees, local communities, landowners and individual residents in order to invite feedback on the rationale for and approach to, the selection of the Preferred Route
The consultation process has confirmed that a combination of Route Options A2, B2 and C1 should be taken forward as the Proposed Route, within which further study will seek to identify alignment options. It is recognised that the Preferred Route runs through a sensitive environment with challenging terrain. However, the Preferred Route has been selected on the basis that it is considered to provide an optimum balance of environmental, technical and economic factors, and will become the Proposed Route taken forward to the alignment stage of this project.
The project team are continuing to refine the project and will be consulting on Alignment Options later this year.