M1 Jct 10 to 13 Improvements: Public Consultation Report

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Public Consultation

Public Consultation for Improvements at Junctions 11 and 12 began on Thursday 25th June 2009 and lasted for 13 weeks, ending on Thursday 24th September 2009. The consultation sought the views of the public and stakeholders on the proposals for improvements to M1 Junctions 11 and 12.

Information was distributed to the public and key stakeholders in the form of leaflets, questionnaires and press announcements. The leaflet and questionnaire were distributed in advance of Public Consultation to approximately 1100 local residents. Further copies were placed at deposit points including local authorities, town councils and libraries. Details were also published on the Highways Agency’s (HA) website.

Public Consultation Exhibitions were also held in July 2009. Three exhibitions were held locally to allow the public to view the single option for Junction 11 and the three alternative options for Junction 12. Three rejected options for Junction 12 were also presented. The exhibitions were attended by staff from the Highways Agency (HA), Costain Carillion Joint Venture (CCJV), Scott Wilson (SW), and Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) who were there to explain the proposals, answer questions from the public and accept written comments.

In addition to the questionnaires, public responses were received via post, telephone, email, and the HA website.

As part of the consultation, meetings were arranged and proposals circulated to stakeholders including county councils, local authorities, Joint Local Access Forum, the Environment Agency, English Nature, the emergency services, parish councils, action/ user groups and land owners. Comments and feedback were invited, and the opportunity for further consultation offered.

Summary of Responses to Consultation

A total of 378 people visited the exhibitions. A total of 104 questionnaires were returned. The responses were also received via:

  • 9 comments from the exhibitions,
  • 14 letters,
  • 47 emails and
  • 16 from the HA website.

A total of 105 exit surveys were collected. The vast majority of respondents were from the local community.

Junction 11

The majority of respondents supported the proposed improvement to Junction 11.

Junction 12

Of the three options presented for Junction 12, the Orange Option was preferred by the largest number of respondents.

More information is available in the Executive Summary document and the full report available below.

The Appendices for this report are available on request by contacting the project team via email: M1​J1​0​-​1​3​Improvement@​highways.​gsi.​gov.​uk