Decision details

Carrington Relief Road Options Consultation

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


1. That the Carrington Relief Road Preliminary Options Appraisal Report be approved and that options A and F be shortlisted for further consideration and consultation as set out in paragraph 2.7 of the report.


2. That the public engagement strategy set out in the report be approved.


3. That it be noted that the results of the public engagement and proposed next steps will be reported to the Executive in summer 2021.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure that an open and fair engagement process with the public is carried out and to give the Council the opportunity of further understanding and addressing issues of concern. Publishing the contents of work carried out to date in the Preliminary Options Appraisal Report will demonstrate the Council’s intention to promote the scheme in an open manner.

Alternative options considered:

To do nothing in terms of seeking public input and proceeding to select a preferred option immediately.  This would, however, have an adverse impact in terms of potential objection to the proposals, leading to a more difficult and lengthy subsequent planning application.

Publication date: 07/01/2021

Date of decision: 06/01/2021

Effective from: 15/01/2021

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