A46 Coventry Junctions - Walsgrave Statutory Consultation - October to December 2023

Closed 22 Dec 2023

Opened 25 Oct 2023


The Coventry junctions (Walsgrave) scheme is part of National Highways’ commitment to improve the A46 ‘Trans-Midlands Trade Corridor’ between the M5 and the Humber Ports. 

The Coventry junctions scheme involves the upgrade of two at-grade junctions (Binley and Walsgrave) to provide relief from traffic congestion and to improve journey times by increasing the capacity on the A46 between the M6 and the M40. This will benefit both the strategic and local traffic needs and support future growth forecasts from Coventry City Council.

Walsgrave junction is the last remaining roundabout east of Coventry and north of Tollbar End junction that is at-grade, and as such it is a pinch point for traffic. The Tollbar End junction and M6 Smart Motorway improvements have increased the pressure on Binley and Walsgrave junctions.

This scheme is categorised as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008. As such, we’re required to make an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to obtain the equivalent of planning permission to construct the scheme. For more information about the process, visit the Planning Inspectorate’s website.

You can find all of our consultation documents at the bottom of this page, and watch a fly through animation of our proposed design below.



Why your views matter

We want to understand your views about the A46 Coventry junctions (Walsgrave) scheme. Your feedback will be considered as we continue to develop our proposals and the scheme design. We recommend that you read the consultation brochure before completing this form.

The consultation will run from 25 October until 11:59pm on 6 December 2023. If you’ve received a letter from us informing you that we have identified you as a Section 42 category 3 landowner or occupier, the consultation period will remain open until 11:59pm on 22 December 2023.

What happens next

Once the consultation has closed on 6 December 2023, we’ll review all the suggestions and comments received during consultation. We’ll take time to analyse and consider your feedback when making further refinements to the proposed design and to develop our planned mitigation measures.

We’ll set out a summary of the responses received and the themes raised and aim to publish this in March 2024. The full consultation report, summarising all the responses, and describing how our proposals have been informed and influenced by them, will form part of our DCO application. This will be available to the public if our application is accepted by the Planning Inspectorate. We expect to submit our application by autumn 2024 and, if consent is granted, work will start in autumn/winter 2026. In addition to this consultation process, we’ll continue to engage with anyone interested in or impacted by the scheme. To help us shape the final designbefore we submit it to the Planning Inspectorate, it is important you are involved now and submit your response by 11.59pm on Wednesday 6 December 2023.

Once we submit our DCO application, the Planning Inspectorate (acting on behalf of the Secretary of State) may examine the application in public hearings and then make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport, who will decide on whether or not the scheme will go ahead.



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