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This page lists any significant consultations or actions that people might wish to engage with:

OPEN CONSULTATIONS

NATIONAL

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning (NSIP) process consultation - The Government are currently "seeking views on the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning (NSIP) process". NSIPs are large road schemes, such as those in the RIS2 roads programme, that go through a special planning process to gain a Development Consent Order (DCO), a form of planning permission. The Government wants to speed the process up, but the process is already very rushed. Consultation ends 17 December 2021.

Future Road Investment - National Highways is seeking views on future investment in the strategic roads network (motorways and the main A-roads). Ideas could include better landscaping, more noise barriers, reducing community severance, more and better cycle facilities, etc. Consultation closes 31 December, 2021 (extended from 30 November). You can also email your thoughts to routestrategies@highwaysengland.co.uk if you find the online tool too restrictive.

REGIONAL

There are currently no regional transport consultations. Please tell us if there is anything we have missed.

ROAD SCHEMES

A12 Chelmsford to A120 widening scheme - supplementary consultation on changes made since the statutory consultation in the summer. Deadline for responding is 19 December.

Please get in touch if you think there is a major consultation we should have listed here. Thanks.

 

ACTIONS and Petitions

Call to lower speed limit on motorways and dual carriageways to 60mph - Please sign this Parliamentary petition aimed at reducing carbon emissions on our biggest roads.

Scrap RIS2 - Please support this Parliamentary Petition calling for RIS2 to be scrapped.

Call for more rural buses - Please sign and share this CPRE petition calling for a reliable bus service for every community. They want to reduce social isolation and traffic, making travel possible to and from the countryside for those without a car.

Stop Highways England's wrecking ball - Please sign and share The Historical Railways Estate Group's petition to stop Highways England demolishing or infilling old railway bridges and tunnels many of which could be needed for re-opening railways or creating new walking and cycling routes. There's also a Parliamentary petition which when it gets to 10,000 signatures will require Government to respond.

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