How we work with local communities
Over the past few years, we’ve consulted widely with local community groups. We’ve listened carefully, made changes based on feedback. We will keep building on this – and we’ll continue to engage directly with local people every step of the way.
We set up our Community Forum in February 2018. People representing local villages, communities and groups come together with National Highways regularly to share information, discuss local concerns and look at delivering wider benefits. We have an independent chair – Jim Claydon – who oversees Forum meetings and ensures fairness.
As we move closer to construction, we’ll be running online and in-person events to answer your questions and listen to your concerns.
We held our first online Q&A session in June, which was extremely well attended – over 170 people signed up to join us. We were asked so many questions that we couldn’t get to them all on the night, so we're posting answers online.
We’ve split this first batch of questions into topics to make it quick and easy to navigate, and where we had very similar questions, we’ve merged answers to save duplication.
Do you have questions about the scheme?
Our Q&A event due to take place on 10 August is now going to be rescheduled to a future date. If you’d signed up to the event, you’ll get an email to confirm this. We’ll keep you posted when we know more details.