Peninsula Transport partnership has identified a set of key transport schemes for submission to the government’s Major Road Network and Large Local Major fund.The Board commissioned AECOM to provide a Regional Evidence Base (REB) document which sets out in details all the regional transport challenges and opportunities and prioritised the schemes being submitted.
Schemes put forward have to meet a tough set of criteria. The Peninsula Transport Board has ensured that all the schemes put forward either in the Major Road Network (MRN) or the Large Local Major schemes (LLM) have been rigorously assessed before submission to the Department for Transport (DfT) on 31July 2019 and meet the tough criteria set out by the Department for Transport (DfT).
All schemes put forward to the (DfT) need to start construction by 2024/25, have the 15% funding from the relevant transport authority, be able to receive planning permission subject to the usual procedures and have the confidence of the Board on deliverability.
The five MRN schemes worth £20-50M submitted are: A382 Drumbridges to Newton Abbott, A374/A386/A3064 Plymouth MRN Phase I, A39 Atlantic highway (Camelford Bypass), A39/A361 Roundswell to Bishop’s Tawton (North Devon Link Road Phase 2) and A379 Exeter Outer Ring Road
Three LLM schemes worth over £50m have also been submitted, these are: A38 Manadon Interchange, M5 jct 28 Cullompton and A39 Walton Ashcott Bypass
Schemes were also assessed for other aspects such as value for money, economic benefits and environmental impacts as well as the criteria set out by the DfT.