In October 2014 a report was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate to trigger both screening and scoping stages. The Secretary of State determined a full Environmental Impact Assessment be undertaken and issued a scoping opinion of surveys to be undertaken.
Cabinet committee report
The Cabinet Committee approved a report in July 2014 approving the scheme to be taken through the development consent process.
Options and Assessment Report
The Options Assessment Report produced in October 2014 sets out the various transport scheme options and alternatives that have been considered
Appraisal Specification Report
The appraisal specification Report was produced in October 2014 to inform decision makers and stakeholders on how economic, environmental, social and distributional and operational assessments were to be undertaken.