Via is leading this major improvement scheme on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council and is acting as the agent for the planning process. Planning applications were submitted for each of the junction improvements at the end of February 2022. The planning applications have been prepared as part of a package to allow the cumulative impacts of the development at each junction to be considered. The planning submission is supported by an overarching planning statement, a strategic Transport Assessment, and an Environmental Statement.
Because the improvement scheme at Ollerton is in close proximity to a SSSI (Site of Specific Scientific Interest), a decision was made to undertake a voluntary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and submit an Environmental Statement. This process included consultation with relevant statutory consultees to understand the issues to be address in the EIA.
The next step in the process is a period of public consultation on the planning applications and consideration of all of the relevant issues before the application will be decided by the Council’s Planning Committee. You can view the planning application for each junction and make comments by following the links below:
- Ollerton Roundabout – the intersection of the A614 / A616 / A6075 roundabout
- Mickledale Lane junction – the A614 / Mickledale Lane crossroads
- White Post roundabout – the A614 / Mansfield Road roundabout
- Warren Hill junction – the A614 / A6097 priority junction
- Lowdham Roundabout – the A6097 / A612 Nottingham Road / Southwell Road roundabout
- Kirk Hill junction – the A6097 / Kirk Hill crossroads.
Outline Business Case
Nottinghamshire County Council submitted an Outline Business Case for the A614/A6097 corridor to the Department for Transport (DfT) in December 2020. The DfT granted Programme Entry for the project in June 2021.
Documents relating to the business case can be found here:
- Outline Business Case [PDF]
- Options Assessment Report (OAR) [PDF]
- Traffic and Economic Assessment Report (TEAR) [PDF]
- Wider Economic Impacts Report [PDF]
Nottinghamshire County Council will submit a Full Business Case to the DfT in March 2023 once the statutory processes are complete.