National Highways is holding a consultation on the A358 Taunton to Southfields Dualling Scheme. This improvement scheme will help to improve the route between the South West and London and the South East, while also delivering benefits for local people. 

The consultation runs from Tuesday 12 October to Monday 22 November 2021 with feedback helping National Highways develop its application for a Development Consent Order (DCO), the type of planning permission needed for the scheme. 

From 12 October you will be able to find out more about the proposals and have your say, by visiting National Highways’ online exhibition. You can access this at There will also be also dedicated times when you can chat with members of their project team who’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

If you do not have access to the internet or experience problems downloading the consultation materials, National Highways can send, free of charge, one printed copy of documents including the consultation booklet, feedback questionnaire, and non-technical summary of the Preliminary Environmental Information Report, to your home. 

You can also book a call back from a member of the project team who will answer your questions on the proposed changes. Call backs will be made Monday to Friday, 12pm to 7pm, between 12 October and 22 November. 

You can request printed copies or a call back by emailing or calling 0300 183 5000.