The environment is right at the core of the Highways Agency business, and we are committed to achieving the highest standards of performance, taking opportunities to achieve real benefits, and minimising the negative consequences of our human desire to travel.
As the operator of England’s motorways and trunk roads, we have a responsibility to road users and to those affected by the operation of our network to minimise and mitigate the negative impacts of our roads and enhance the quality of the surrounding environment.
To achieve this we have set a challenging environment vision:
To lead the world in the environmental performance of roads.
We have developed our Environment Strategy (and supporting ‘Managing our Approach to Environmental Performance’ document) to set out the path we will take in delivering our Environment Vision and also working towards the vision and goals within the Highways Agency Strategic Plan. These documents describe our objectives and priorities across environment topic areas, and include web links to supporting information elsewhere on this website and beyond.