SECTION 48 PLANNING ACT 2008 REGULATION 4 OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (APPLICATIONSNotice ID: MF0258624
SECTION 48 PLANNING ACT 2008 REGULATION 4 OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (APPLICATIONS: PRESCRIBED FORMS AND PROCEDURE) REGULATIONS 2009 A303 STONEHENGE: AMESBURY TO Berwick DOWN NOTICE Publicising A PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR A DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER HIGHWAYS ENGLAND COMPANY LIMITED of Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GUI 4LZ ("the Applicant") proposes to make an application ("the Application") under Section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 to the Secretary of State for Transport for a Development Consent Order. Highways England is proposing to upgrade the A303 past Stonehenge between Amesbury and Berwick Down to a dual two-lane carriageway. The Scheme is approximately 8 miles (nearly 13km) long and comprises the following key elements:
*A bypass to the north of Winterbourne Stoke with a viaduct over the Till valley;
* A new junction between the A303 and A360 to the west of and outside the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site (The World Heritage Site), replacing the existing Longbarrow roundabout;
* A twin-bore tunnel at least 1.8 miles (2.9 km) long past Stonehenge;
* A new junction between the A303 and A345 at the site of the existing Countess roundabout; The scheme is Environmental Impact Assessment development ("EIA development"), as defined by the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. This means an Environmental Statement will be submitted as part of the Application, and a Preliminary Environmental Information Report ("PEI Report") forms part of the consultation material. Consultation on the proposals will take place from Thursday 8 February 2018 to Friday 6 April 2018. Copies of the consultation materials - including documents, plans and maps showing the nature and location of the proposed development and the PEI Report - will be available for inspection free of charge from Thursday 8 February 2018 to Friday 6 April 2018 at the following locations and times:
* Amesbury Library, Smithfield Street, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7AL, Monday to Friday 10.00 to 16.00, Saturday 10.00 to 12.00
*Tidworth Leisure Centre, Nadder Road, Tidworth SP9 7QW, Monday to Friday 09.00 to 21.00, Saturday 08.00 to 17.00, Sunday 08.00 to 20.00
* Salisbury Library, Market Place, Salisbury SP1 1BL, Monday 10.00 to 19.00, Tuesday & Friday 09.00 to 19.00, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 09.00 to 17.00
* Wiltshire Council Offices, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN, Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17.00
* Wilton Library, South Street, Wilton SP2 0JS, Tuesday 10.00 to 19.00, Thursday & Friday 10.00 to 17.00, Saturday 10.00 to 13.00
* Devizes Community Hub and Library, Sheep Street, Devizes SN10 1DL, Monday to Friday 08.30 to 17.30
* Marlborough Library, 91 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HD, Monday 14.00 to 19.00, Tuesday closed, Wednesday & Friday 09.30 to 17.00, Thursday 09.30 to 19.00, Saturday 09.30 to 13.00
*Warminster Library, 3 Horseshoe Walk, Warminster BA12 9BT, Monday 10.00 to 19.00, Tuesday & Friday 09.30 to 17.00, Wednesday 09.30 to 12.30, Thursday 09.30 to 19.00, Saturday 09.30 to 16.00
* Westbury Library, Westbury House, Edward Street BA13 3BD, Monday 14.00 to 19.00, Tuesday & Friday 09.30 to 17.00, Thursday 09.30 to 19.00, Saturday 09.30 to 13.00
The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham SN15 3QN Tuesday to Friday 09.30 to 17.30, Saturday 09.30 to 17.00, Sunday & Monday closed
Please note that the above times may be subject to change during public holidays.
All of the consultation materials will be available to view free of charge online from Thursday
8 February 2018 at www.highways.gov.uk/A303Stonehenge/consultation.
A single set of paper copies of the consultation booklet, Non-Technical Summary of the Preliminary Environmental Information Report, response form and Statement of Community Consultation will be supplied free of charge. A digital copy on a USB drive of these items will be supplied free of charge through the post if requested. Please contact Highways England for further details using the email address, postal address or telephone number provided below:
*By emailing: A303Stonehenge@highwaysengland.co.uk
* In writing: Freepost, A303 STONEHENGE CONSULTATION
* By calling: 0300 123 5000
If you do not have access to a computer a printed copy of the scheme plans and the PEI Report can be sent to you if requested. A charge of £135 VAT/delivery costs will be made for each copy provided. Any person may comment on the proposals or otherwise respond to this publicity. Responses must be received by 23.59 on Friday 6 April 2018. A consultation response form is available as part of the consultation materials. When providing your response, please include your name and address or, if you would prefer your comments to be anonymous, your postcode only. Please also confirm the nature of your interest in the scheme. Please complete your response form:
* online at www.highways.gov/A303Stonehenge
* By emailing: A303Stonehenge@highwaysengland.co.uk
* In writing: Freepost, A303 Stonehenge Consultation
Responses must be received no later than 23.59 on Friday 6 April 2018.
Highways England will consider and have regard to all responses when developing the application for a Development Consent Order once consultation has closed. The responses will be summarised in a Consultation Report and published on the scheme website when the application is submitted. Therefore, in providing any comment, it should be borne in mind that the substance of it may be communicated to others as part of the Consultation Report.
If you would like further information about this notice, the consultation or the scheme, please contact the project team by using one of the contact methods provided above.
Derek Parody, Project Director for Highways England 1 February 2018