A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling Scheme – Statutory Public Consultation

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“Thank you for taking an interest in our proposal to upgrade the A303 between Sparkford and Ilchester to high quality dual carriageway. This is part of the Government’s programme of schemes to improve connectivity between the south west and London and the south east. The purpose of the scheme is to improve safety, relieve congestion and support economic growth.

In February last year we conducted a route options consultation on our proposals for dualling the A303 between Sparkford and Ilchester. Based on the feedback you provided we announced a preferred route on 24 October 2017.

This consultation is your opportunity to express your views on the design of the proposed scheme in advance of our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to authorise construction of the project. Businesses, local authorities, public bodies, road users and the communities and neighbouring areas can all play an important part in the development of the scheme. Your feedback is therefore essential to this consultation as it will enable us to improve the proposal before we submit our planning application.

This booklet summarises our proposal, explains where you can find more detail and how you can let us know what you think about our plans.

The consultation runs from Friday 26 January until Friday 9 March 2018. Further information on our proposal, including a link to the preliminary environmental information as well as the online consultation questionnaire, can be found on our scheme website: