A57 Link Roads - November to December 2020

Closed 17 Dec 2020

Opened 5 Nov 2020

Results updated 18 Dec 2020

Our consultation on the updated design of the A57 Link Roads project has now closed. Thank you to everybody who took the time to share your views with us.

 Over the next few months we’ll be reviewing the feedback you provided, and using it to make alterations to the design of the new roads where necessary. We’ll then publish a consultation report, which summarises the responses we received.

We’ll also continue talking to stakeholders during this time, as well as local organisations and groups, to design the best possible solution for improving traffic conditions in Mottram in Longdendale.  

We’re on track for submitting our application for a Development Consent Order in spring 2021. This video explains the planning process we follow for building major road projects, known as ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects’.



We’re holding a public consultation on our latest design for the proposed A57 Link Roads.

We would like to hear your views on our plans, particularly on the changes to the designs which have been made since our last consultation in 2018.

The consultation will run for 6 weeks, from Thursday 5 November to Thursday 17 December.

Please view the consultation brochure and supporting information on this page for more details and follow the link below to complete a response form.

Why your opinion matters

The feedback and comments you provide will help us to understand the local area better as well as the scheme benefits and any potential impacts.

All responses received during the public consultation will be recorded and analysed. Where it is possible, we will use your feedback to help
develop the scheme design or to help identify ways to address concerns about the impacts of the scheme.

How to respond

We’d like to hear your views. You can respond using one of the following methods:

  • Complete an online version of the response form by following the link at the bottom of this page.
  • Send a paper copy of the response form to our freepost address: Freepost A57 TRANS-PENNINE UPGRADE MAILBOX simply follow the folding instructions on the response form and put it in your local post box. There is no need to use a stamp.

All responses must be received by Highways England by 11:59pm on Thursday 17 December 2020. Responses received after this date may not be considered. Because of the potential impact on Royal Mail's services due to the coronavirus, we recommend responding via our online form where possible.

Where to get more information

With the situation around COVID-19 constantly developing and changing, we’re not holding the face-to-face events we normally would. Instead, we’re providing a range of alternative ways for you to speak to the project team, ask questions and ultimately make an informed response to the
public consultation.

Our information channels below are available for you to access during the consultation:

  • Visit our scheme webpage for up to date information 
  • Join one of our online webinars where we’ll present our proposals and hold a question and answer session. We’ll be holding these during the following dates and times. Please visit our scheme webpage to find out more about how to join one of these webinars. 
Date Time
Wednesday 18 November Midday to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm
Saturday 21 November 2pm to 4pm


  • Speak to a member of the project during one of our telephone events by calling our freephone number 0808 196 4502 during the following dates and times: 
Date Time
Tuesday 10 November 2020 10am to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm
Tuesday 17 November 2020 10am to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm
Tuesday 24 November 2020 10am to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm

If you have any technical questions which we are unable to answer on the phone, we will arrange for a member of one of our technical specialist teams to call you back. This will be on the following Thursday, at a time convenient for you.

If you would like more information on accessing the consultation materials, require printed copies of the materials or have a question about the consultation, you can also contact us using the following details:

  • Phone our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000
  • Email the project team at:  Trans_Pennine_Scheme@highwaysengland.co.uk

Fly-through video

Please see the below video for a visual fly-through of the proposed scheme option:


  • All members of the public


  • Roads