public participation - How can you get involved?
upcoming meetings & consultations
In accordance with the requirements of national guidelines for infrastructure projects, the first phase of the project has been completed and has confirmed the project’s strategic fit with current policies and programmes and has also identified the need for the scheme and its objectives. A study area for the project has also been identified, and a broad range of constraints and features have been identified which could influence the identification and assessment of viable scheme options.
We are now in a position to engage with the public on the finding of the constraints study. However in accordance with the current covid-19 restrictions and advice, all direct project consultations and meetings have been postponed until further notice. Once covid-19 restrictions are lifted a public consultation event will be arranged to present the findings of the constraints study and the scheme options, and to seek the public’s feedback. Prior notice of this consultation event will be advertised on this website and on local media and relevant information will also be uploaded to the project website in advance. In the meantime we will continue to address any project queries by phone or email via the contact details provided on the ‘Contact Us’ page of the website.
The project team will also continue to perform their duties where possible and in line with government advice, but the scheme will not progress beyond any phases that require public consultation (as outlined in national guidelines for infrastructure schemes) until we are in a position to engage directly through public consultation.