M54 to M6 Link Road - Proposed Changes Consultation

Closed 21 Sep 2020

Opened 24 Aug 2020

Results updated 24 May 2021

Our consultation on the proposed changes we’re making to the scheme closed on 21 September 2020.

After reviewing the feedback we received, we’ve decided to submit all seven changes to the Planning Inspectorate for review.

We submitted these on 9 October 2020. You can view the changes and the consultation statement on the Planning Inspectorate’s webpage. The Planning Inspectorate will review the changes and decide whether or not to accept them for Examination.

For more information about the scheme and to sign up to updates, please visit the scheme webpage via this link



About the scheme

The M54 to M6 Link Road will provide an improved link between the M54 and the M6.

Currently, there is no direct motorway link from the M54 to the M6 north. Road users wanting to access the M6 north or M6 Toll must use local roads such as the A460, A449 and A5. This means high volumes of both long-distance and local traffic use the local roads to travel this route.

The M54 to M6 Link Road will reduce the current levels of congestion and its impacts on local residents and motorists. The scheme will support the local and regional economy by improving traffic flow and enhancing east-west and
north-south routes.

Large road projects, such as the M54 to M6 Link Road, are classed as nationally significant infrastructure projects, which means that we need to apply for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to gain consent to build the scheme.

We submitted our application for development consent to the Planning Inspectorate earlier this year. The application is in the pre-examination period and the Examination will start later this year.

Since submission of our application, we have had further discussions with stakeholders and landowners about how we can improve the scheme and have identified certain changes to how we could build the scheme.

About this consultation

We’re proposing to make seven changes, which aim to reduce the impacts of the scheme on the environment and the local community.

Please view the consultation brochure and supporting documents at the bottom of this page for more information about the proposals. 

This consultation will run from 24 August to 21 September 2020.

We’re only consulting on the changes we’re proposing, not on the need for any further changes or the scheme as a whole.

This consultation follows on from our previous consultation in May 2019.

How to get involved

You can use the following methods to respond this consultation:

  • Complete an online version of the response form by following the link below.
  • Send a paper copy of the response form to our freepost address: Freepost M54 TO M6 LINK ROAD
  • Email the reponse form to: M54toM6linkroad@highwaysengland.co.uk

To allow us time to collect and assess all responses to this consultation please ensure your response reaches us by 11.59pm on 21 September 2020

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