Town and Country Planning

-2.68320351.011250BA22 8JPThe City of BristolThe Borough of Taunton Deane-2.66757450.935453BA20 2HT2018-01-232018-01-262018-03-092018-01-11-2.76583750.971503TA12 6DLPlanning Act 2008PLANNING ACT 2008-3.10687751.013392TA1 4DY-3.10168051.013639TA1 3XZ-2.58293651.450877BS1 6HAPlanning Act 2008, s. 37The District of South Somerset-2.40957051.057726BA9 9JS-2.80788250.948567TA13 5BSTSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211, customer.services@tso.co.uk295204462181

This notice is in substitution for that which appeared in The Gazette Notice ID 2949324 - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2949324

Highways Company England Limited

SECTION 48 - PLANNING ACT 2008

A303 SPARKFORD TO ILCHESTER DUALLING SCHEME

NOTICE PUBLICISING A PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR A DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER

REGULATION 4 INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (APPLICATIONS: PRESCRIBED FORMS AND PROCEDURE) REGULATIONS 2009

Notice is hereby given that Highways England Company Limited (“Highways England”) of Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GUI 4LZ proposes to make an application (“the Application”) to the Secretary of State for Transport under Section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 for a Development Consent Order.

The Application is for the proposed A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling scheme in Somerset.

The scheme’s main proposals in summary are:

• Construction of a new dual carriageway that follows the existing A303 from east of Podimore Roundabout to Downhead. At this point the road moves north before reverting to follow the route of the existing A303 in the direction of Hazlegrove.

• Retention of some existing sections of the A303 as a parallel road to provide local travel connectivity

• Provision of a new junction allowing local traffic access to the new dual carriageway in the vicinity of Downhead

• Provision of a new junction allowing local traffic access to the new dual carriageway in the vicinity of Hazlegrove

The scheme is an Environmental Impact Assessment development (“EIA development”), as defined by The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 and an Environmental Statement will be submitted as part of the Application. A Preliminary Environmental Information (“PEI”) Report forms part of the consultation material.

Consultation on the proposals will take place from Friday 26 January 2018 to Friday 9 March 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 Friday 26 January 2018 to Friday 9 March 2018 at the following locations and times:

Location Opening hours
Wincanton Library, 7 Carrington Way, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9JS Monday 9.30am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm
Saturday 9.30am to 12pm
Sunday Closed
Yeovil Library, King George Street, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1PYZ Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 6pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5pm
Thursday 9.30am to 1pm
Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5pm
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm
Sunday Closed
South Petherton Library, St. James Street, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5BS Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am to 2pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10am to 2pm
Friday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
Saturday 9.30am to 1pm
Sunday Closed
Taunton Library, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3XZ Monday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 7pm
Thursday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am to 5pm
Sunday Closed
Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY Monday 8am to 5pm
Tuesday 8am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4.30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Martock Library, The Shopping Centre, Martock, Somerset, TA12 6DL Monday 9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday 9.30am to 12pm
Sunday Closed
South Somerset District Council, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT Monday 8.45am to 5.15pm
Tuesday 8.45am to 5.15pm
Wednesday 8.45am to 5.15pm
Thursday 8.45am to 5.15pm
Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Talltrees Community Centre, 4 Taranto Hill, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8JP Monday 8am to 3pm
Tuesday 8am to 3pm
Wednesday 8.45am to 3pm
Thursday 8am to 3pm
Friday 8am to 3pm
Saturday 12.30pm – 11.59pm
Sunday 1pm to 10.30pm

Copies of the consultation materials also will be available online free of charge from Friday 26 January 2018 at www.highways.gov.uk/Sparkford-to-Ilchester.

Copies of the consultation materials may be requested during the consultation period from Highways England using the e-mail address, postal address or telephone number provided below:

• A303SparkfordtoIlchesterdualling@highwaysengland.co.uk

• A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling, Highways England, 2/07K Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6HA

• 0300 123 5000 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

Paper copies of the consultation booklet, response form and Statement of Community Consultation will be supplied free of charge. A CD / DVD of these items together with scheme plans, the Preliminary Environmental Information Report and associated Non-Technical Summary will be supplied free of charge.

Any person may comment on the proposals or otherwise respond to this publicity. Responses must be received between Friday 26 January 2018 and Friday 9 March 2018. A consultation feedback form is available as part of the consultation, and the consultation website will also allow the submission of electronic consultation responses. 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 supply any response to:

• A303SparkfordtoIlchesterdualling@highwaysengland.co.uk

• A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling, Highways England, 2/07K Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6HA

• 0300 123 5000 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

Responses must be received no later than Friday 9 March 2018 or, if later, 28 days from the date of this notice.

Highways England will consider and have regard to all responses when developing their Application for a Development Consent Order once consultation has closed. Responses will form the basis of a Consultation Report that will be one of the factors taken into consideration by the Secretary of State when deciding whether the Application can be accepted for examination. 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.

Tom Roberts, Project Manager, Highways England,

11 January 2018