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Added May 2020

Transport Action Network


House of Commons Libary

Briefing Paper 29th April 2020 – Highways England and the Road Investment Strategy (RIS)


Added March 2020

Highways England

Road Investment Strategy 2 2020-2025

Committed for RP2 S1 M5 Junction 10 and Link Road Page 103

UK Government

March 2020 Budget inc Reference to the A46 Upgrades

M5 Junction 9 and a bypass on the A46 at Ashchurch Page 79

Added February 2020

Midland Connect Alternative Futures January 2020

Study considers the potential future transport demand in the Midlands over the next 50 years (to 2068). Midlands Connect will use these to inform policy decisions and to help to plan for the future transport infrastructure needs of the region.

Teddington and Alstone Parish Council

Cllr Vernon Smith advised Teddington and Alstone Parish Council  in his update that WG have submitted their Strategic Outline Business case for the M5/J9 A46 scheme to the DfT on Friday 17th January 2020. It appears that unfortunately, they will not be making public any details of their plans or the proposed routes due to a risk of ‘planning blight’ (the reduction in marketability and value of land as a result of a public sector decision).

Added January 2020
Gloucestershire County Council

Full Draft Local Transport Plan

Consultation Document –  Word Document

Online Consultation Link

Highways England

A46 Renewable Energy Innovation Scheme Letter

Setting Climate Commitments for Tewkesbury

Quantifying the implications of the United Nations Paris Agreement for Tewkesbury – Tyndall Centre

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth has analysed how different local authority areas across England and Wales are taking action to cut greenhouse gases. They have also compared local authority areas with other similar local authority areas. Tewkesbury report.

Added December 2019

Letter sent to Nigel Moor GCC

Communication sent to Nigel Moor, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning GCC. seeking clarification as to how the Councils climate aims are reconciled with increased road building.

Update January 2020 – further letter sent to N Moor seeking clarification as to his response to TAAG. As of 21/02/2020 we have not received any response.

CPRE Gloucestershire Autumn Newsletter

Page 10 includes reference to the potential changes to the A46 and TAAG involvement.

Added November 2019

TAAG Respond to TBC Plan

Added October 2019

Independent A46 report produced by Gerald Kells

Teddington and Alstone Villages and the A46 Assessment by Gerald Kells

TAAG Summary

TAAG have provided a short summary which highlights the key points but we would encourage you to read the full report if possible.

CPRE Report

Campaign to Protect Rural England’s report on the impact of Road Projects in England 2017 (Referenced in Gerald Kells Report for TAAG)

TBC Plan

Pre – Submission TBC Plan 2011-2031 Published October 2019

A46 Renewable Energy Innovation Scheme Letter

Kier letter received via TAPC 7th October 2019

Response received by TAAG from Highways England as to Kier Letter

Added August 2019

Western Gateway Transport Plan

Western Gateway’s Submission to the Department of Transport of their proposed M5 J9/A46 scheme for inclusion in RIS2.

Added June 2019

The latest report from Midland’s Connect appears to imply that the A46 corridor study is no longer one of their priorities for RIS2 but has been pushed-out to RIS3 (2025-2030 and RIS4 2030 – 2035). TAAG are seeking clarification.

Atkins Report April 2018
“Thanks to a Freedom of Information request, the A46 study produced by a Joint Venture; Atkins and ch2m on behalf of Midlands Connect last year is now available to share. Midlands Connect used this study to inform their own report, published in November “Midlands Connect A46 corridor study stage 1”.

Warning it is large document so TAAG suggest you do not download to a mobile phone.

Added November 2018

Midlands Connect A46 corridor study stage 1
Further lobbying document which outlines their 20-year improvement plan for the A46 published on 7th November 2018 at the Highways UK Conference.

Midland Connect A46 Justification Video

Tewkesbury Borough Plan

The Tewkesbury Borough Plan (TBP) is a plan for the area that will allocate sites for housing and employment development as well as provide planning policies to guide future development in the borough. TBC support an ‘offline’ solution to the A46 capacity problem.

Ashchurch Concepts Masterplan
A proposed project to meet the shortfall in the Tewkesbury housing numbers. The document refers to the A46 capacity problems and the ongoing work by Highways, Midlands Connect and the A46 Partnership Group.

Added July 2018

Midlands Connect Routes to Growth Report
A lobbying document published in July following Chris Grayling’s launch on Midlands Connect transport priorities.

Added June 2018

 TAAG June13 Initial Report
Group’s first report providing background information and our position on potential A46 development.