A5 Dordon to Atherstone Options Consultation

Closed 27 Oct 2022

Opened 5 Sep 2022

Results updated 21 Feb 2023

The document below gives a summary and analysis of responses received to the A5 Dordon to Atherstone public consultation. Thank you to everyone who participated. All feedback is invaluable in helping us understand how the proposed options may affect road users and local communities.

Overall, the feedback shows high levels of dissatisfaction with current situation and a clear desire for change. However, there is limited support for the proposals. Option B was the preferred route overall, though many people expressed no preference or did not select a preferred option.

Many people expressed a desire for a bypass road north of Grendon either instead of, or before the proposed improvement works. While this is outside of the scope of this project, we have carefully documented this feedback and will consider it in assessments of the wider A5 corridor.

The feedback provided will now be considered alongside other factors, for example cost, environmental impact, engineering feasibility and objective fulfilment, to develop the proposals further. Should this scheme progress, further consultation will be undertaken on the detailed design.



We're considering options to improve the A5 between Dordon and Atherstone to deliver benefits for road users, the economy and local residents.

We're keen to hear your views and want to understand how the proposed options impact road users and the local community.

The consultation closes at 23:59pm on 27 October 2022.

It's important we receive your input before then as responses received after the consultation closes may not be considered.

Our consultation brochure explains the options for the proposed scheme and how we have developed them. We also provide details of how you can give us your feedback during our public consultation.

Find out more and have your say

You can get information about our proposals from:

Virtual event space

Use this link to visit our virtual event space.

This virtual exhibition includes all the materials that you would be able to find at a public exhibition such as maps, benefits and impacts. We have provided clear instructions to show you how to navigate through the room.

If you require help accessing the room, you can get in touch with our project team at A5dordontoatherstone@nationalhighways.co.uk.

Public exhibitions

During the consultation period, we'll be holding four in-person public exhibitions, where you can find out more about the proposed scheme and speak to members of the project team. Dates, venues and times are as follows:





Thursday 8 September 2022


Dordon Village Hall

Browns Lane, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1TR

Wednesday 28 September 2022


Owen Street Community Arts Centre

Owen Street, Atherstone, CV9 1DG

Thursday 6 
October 2022


Dordon Village Hall

Browns Lane, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1TR

Thursday 20 October 2022


Grendon Community Centre

Boot Hill, Grendon, Atherstone, CV9 2EL

Engagement van

Our engagement van, with members of the project team, will be available at the Tamworth Services, M42, Junction 10 on the following dates and times:

Saturday 1 October 2022, 10am-5pm

Sunday 9 October 2022, 10am-5pm

Tuesday 11 October 2022, 10am-5pm

Online events

We will also be hosting two online events where our technical experts will explain the proposals and answer any questions that you may have.

We will hold the online events on:

Tuesday 20 September 2022 from 6pm.

Thursday 13 October 2022 from 6pm.

If you would like to attend, please follow this link to register your interest.

If you are having trouble, or need help joining, please get in touch with our project team by emailing A5dordontoatherstone@nationalhighways.co.uk.

Where to get a hard copy of our consultation brochure

You can pick up a hard copy of our consultation brochure at these locations:

Dordon Library/Post Office, Whitehouse Road, Dordon, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 1QE.

Baddesley Village Hall, Community Hub and Library, 31, 32 Keys Hill, Baddesley Ensor, Atherstone CV9 2DF.

Atherstone Library and Information Centre, Long Street, Atherstone, CV9 1AX.

Baddesley Store & Post Office, 17-19 New Street, Baddesley Ensor, Atherstone CV9 2DW.

Grendon Newsagents, 79 Watling Street, Grendon, Atherstone, CV9 2PQ.

Coleshill Road Post Office and Convenience Store, 90 Coleshill Rd, Atherstone CV9 2AF.

Mancetter Post Office and Mobile Shop, 1A Manor Rd, Mancetter, Atherstone, CV9 1NS.

Esso Petrol Station, A5 Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SS (eastbound and westbound).

Polesworth Library and Information Centre, Bridge St, Polesworth, Tamworth B78 1DT.

Polesworth Post Office/Spar, 2-4 Bridge St, Polesworth, Tamworth B78 1DT.

Costa Drive Thru, Watling St, Grendon, Atherstone CV9 2PY.

Moto Tamworth Services M42, Junction 10.

Why your views matter

Road infrastructure improvements affect everyone. They help us move around our country and connect with one another. It’s essential that we understand your views so we can ensure we deliver the right schemes.

Consultation plays a vital part in the development of scheme design. Your feedback to this public consultation will help us understand how the proposed options impact road users and the local community. You will be helping to shape the scheme and maximise the benefits as we progress the design.

Please submit your response by 23:59pm on 27 October 2022. Responses received after this time may not be considered.

How to respond

Your views are important to help us better understand any impacts our scheme may have on you, local businesses and the community.

You can respond to the consultation by following the link to the consultation survey below.

You can also reply by email to A5dordontoatherstone@nationalhighways.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can complete a paper copy of the consultation response form and return it using our freepost address. There is no need for a stamp.

Our Freepost address (case sensitive) is:


What happens next

Once we have received the full range of responses to the consultation, National Highways will undertake a programme of analysis and produce a consultation report.

This report will summarise and consolidate the feedback we have received. We will make it available to the public once the consultation has concluded. Comments, concerns and expressions of support will be passed on to the project team and included as part of the ongoing project development.


  • All members of the public


  • Roads