During 2021, we have been carrying out surveys and investigations to help us design the project in more detail
The surveys and investigations have been providing information for our assessments which will underpin our consultation and our subsequent DCO application (see below).
The A66 Northern Trans-Pennine project is known as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). This means that we need to make an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to obtain permission to construct the project.
This short video gives more information about the process behind the DCO and how we build roads.
After the consultation ends in November, we will prepare an application for a Development Consent Order which will include an Environmental Statement.
The application will be made to the Planning Inspectorate. The Examining Authority will then make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport, who will decide whether the project will go ahead.