A46 Strategic Link Road Consultation

Closed 14 Feb 2021

Opened 30 Nov 2020

Overview

These are exciting times for Coventry and Warwickshire, with an economy which has continuing potential for growth, top-class Universities and expanding communities all generating demand for travel across the area. In order to be able to help meet the needs of people wanting to travel, we want to share our plans for a new transport corridor between the A46 Stoneleigh Junction, University of Warwick and Westwood Heath in Coventry.

Plans are still in the early stages, with indicative scheme proposals identified. We want to share these proposals with you, to get your views on your transport priorities for this area. We are consulting on three main options, which are described on this consultation page, along with the some of the key benefits and issues associated with each option.

The feedback that you provide will help steer the project to ensure that we work towards a beneficial but balanced scheme and that the resulting proposal reflects the views of the local community and wider stakeholders (recognising that there will inevitably be a wide range of individual views on the transport issues in this area).

The new transport corridor is part of the strategic long-term plans for sustainable growth in this region. These plans include wider cycle networks for Warwickshire and Coventry and a new railway station and interchange with the potential to link road, rail, cycling and very light rail (VLR).

Please take the time to read the consultation document and the accompanying Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as they outline the general principles for the new transport corridor and indicative scheme proposals, which may help you to understand how these proposals could affect you.

Why we are consulting

This consultation provides information on the work that has been done to date and outlines the core options considered for the new transport corridor along with the potential impacts and benefits. Feedback from this consultation will help inform and develop these indicative scheme proposals, by allowing us to take account of the issues and concerns raised by residents, businesses and others who have an interest in the area and the transport network.

The online survey will ask you questions regarding the three main options, along with specific questions regarding local connections and changes.

Supporting information

Please read the the Public Information Dcoument and Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of the page before making your response. We have also provided a detailed Modelling Report and a copy of the Equalities Impact Assessment.

Two broadcasts are also planned for people to find out more about the scheme. See below for details.

How to take part

We welcome your comments and questions on the proposals. You can feed back in the following ways:

1. Please complete the online survey below. If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of this survey or you require a copy of the survey in an alternative format or different language please email (a46linkroad@warwickshire.gov.uk) or telephone (01926 418029). 

2. You  can also send your feedback directly:

  • Email us at a46linkroad@warwickshire.gov.uk
  • Write to us at: A46 Link Road Consultation, Engineering Design Services, Communities Directorate - Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall Post Room, Northgate Street, Warwick, CV34 4RL

3. Join an online broadcast event to find out more, ask questions of staff and provide feedback. 

Web broadcasts

Please tune in to one of the web broadcasts to learn more about the scheme and ask any questions you may have (details below). The broadcasts will be live, with recordings available after the event. Access will be through Microsoft Teams via a web browser. The links to join the broadcast and to access recordings are provided at the bottom of this page. We will also add copies of questions raised during the broadcasts to the supporting documents below.

What will happen following consultation?

Feedback will be considered in developing the scheme scope. This will be used to inform an outline feasibility design and business case submission to the Department for Transport (DfT), the development of funding applications, and initial site survey and data collection.

What happens next

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your views.

Feedback will now be analysed and considered in developing the scheme scope. This will be used to inform an outline feasibility design and business case submission to the Department for Transport (DfT), the development of funding applications, and initial site survey and data collection.

Further updates will be available on this webpage or on the scheme website.

Events

  • Broadcast 1

    From 17 Dec 2020 at 19:00 to 17 Dec 2020 at 20:00

    This broadcast has already taken place. You can watch a recording of this broadcast by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. There is also a document below which outlines all the questions asked during the broadcast and the answers provided and a link to a transcript of the broadcast. Please note the link to the broadcast recording is to Microsoft Teams. If you are using a tablet or computer you can view it in your browser. If you use a mobile phone you may be prompted to download the free Microsoft Teams App.

  • Broadcast 2

    From 7 Jan 2021 at 19:00 to 7 Jan 2021 at 20:00

    This broadcast has already taken place. You can watch a recording of this broadcast by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. There is also a document below which outlines all the questions asked during the broadcast and the answers provided and a link to a transcript of the broadcast. Please note the link to the broadcast recording is to Microsoft Teams. If you are using a tablet or computer you can view it in your browser. If you use a mobile phone you may be prompted to download the free Microsoft Teams App.

Areas

  • District: Coventry City
  • District: Warwick District

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background
  • Local residents
  • All Warwickshire residents
  • Partners
  • Providers
  • Businesses
  • Professionals and professional bodies
  • Elected members

Interests

  • Environment and sustainability
  • Roads and travel
  • Business
  • Building and planning
  • Transport and economy
  • Consultations