The Highways Agency published the Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) for the A14 improvement project on Monday. This confirms the start of the ten week pre-application statutory public consultation next Monday, 7 April.
The public consultation is in advance of the preferred route announcement (summer 2014) and the application to the Planning Inspectorate (autumn 2014) for consent to build the scheme and is set to run for 15 weeks until 15 June 2014. It forms part of the delivery of the scheme under the Planning Act 2008.
The SOCC includes details of all the exhibitions planned during this period, with the first one being in Tesco Extra, Bar Hill, 8 April 2014. It can be downloaded from the Highways Agency website here www.highways.gov.uk/