Highways England - invitation to consultation briefing for A417 Missing Link

We are pleased to announce that the Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed the A417 Missing Link scheme can proceed to a Development Consent Order (DCO) planning application. Before the application can be considered, Highways England will be consulting on further design aspects of the proposed scheme. The public consultation to discuss the updated designs will start on Friday 27 September 2019 and end on Friday 8 November 2019.

As a key stakeholder, we would like to invite you to a preview consultation event where you can view our proposals and meet the project team to find out more information about the scheme.

Consultation preview event

When:                        Thursday 26 September

Time:              Between 6pm and 8pm (2 hour drop in session)

Where:           National Star College, Ullenwood, GL53 9QU


This consultation follows the public consultation on route options that we held during February and March 2018. Options consultation received a high level of support for improving the Missing Link, and 72% of respondents to the consultation agreed with our assessment that the preferred route provides the best opportunity for delivering a solution that meets the objectives for the scheme. Our preferred route (Option 30) was announced in March this year


This is a positive step forward for the project and we hope you can join us to hear more about the consultation. We would be grateful if you could please confirm your attendance by emailing a417missinglink@highwaysengland.co.uk or calling 0300 123 5000.

If you are unable to attend the preview event, we are also holding a series of public consultation events throughout the consultation period and hope you will be able to join us at one of those.

Location    Date          Time
Gloucester Rugby Club, Kingsholm Road, Gloucester, GL1 3AX Monday 30 September 2pm – 8pm
National Star College, Ullenwood, GL53 9QU Thursday 3 October 1pm – 7pm
Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall, Pillcroft Road, Witcombe, GL3 4TB Saturday 5 October 11am – 6pm
St Andrews Church Hall, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1SP Monday 7 October 11am – 6pm
Birdlip Church, Birdlip, GL4 8JH Wednesday 9 October 2pm – 7pm
Cirencester Town Council, Bingham House,
1 Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PP
Friday 11 October 11am – 6pm
Churchdown Community Association, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH Tuesday 15 October 2pm – 8pm

If you would like to find out more about the scheme, please visit: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a417-missing-link/

We hope to see you at the preview event and if you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes,

Michael Goddard

Senior Project Manager

A417 Missing Link at Air Balloon

Regional Investment Programme South West

Highways England | Temple Quay House | 2 The Square, Temple Quay | Bristol | BS1 6HA

Tel: 0300 123 5000

Web: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a417-missing-link/


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