Issue details

M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme and Mass Rapid Transit Transport scheme

To seek Cabinet’s approval for the Executive Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning to procure the continuation of development work (Strategic Outline Business Case (SOC) and Outline Business Case (OBC)) on the M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme under our Professional Services contract, or other approved procurement route.

 

To seek approval to undertake a non-statutory public consultation, when appropriate, concerning options for transport scheme development, and to submit the SOC and OBC to the Department for Transport once complete.

To obtain approval for the Executive Director for Economy, Environment and Infrastructure to continue work towards delivering the Mass Rapid Transit SOC and OBC.




To obtain approval for the Executive Director for Economy, Environment and Infrastructure to continue work towards delivering the Mass Rapid Transit SOC and OBC.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/04/2024

Decision due: 15 May 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr David Gray, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning

Contact: Colin Chick, Executive Director of Economy, Economy and Infrastructure Email: colin.chick@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Decisions

Agenda items

Background papers

  • M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme and Mass Rapid Transit Scheme https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/major-projects-list/m5-junction-9-and-a46-ashchurch-transport-scheme/  
  • M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme – FAQs https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/major-projects-list/m5-junction-9-and-a46-ashchurch-transport-scheme-faqs/  
  • Gloucestershire County Council ‘Transport Business Case development’ Cabinet report – March 2023  
  • Gloucestershire County Council ‘M5 Junction 9 A46’ Cabinet report – June 2022  
  • Gloucestershire County Council ‘M5 Junction 9 A46’ Cabinet report – March 2021 https://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/documents/s69683/M5J9%20A46%20Progress%20Report%20FINAL.pdf  
  • Gloucestershire Local Transport Plan (LTP) (2020 – 2041) Gloucestershire Local Transport Plan 2020-2041 | Gloucestershire County Council  
  • https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/planning-policy/gloucestershire-local-development-guide/  
  • Midlands Connect A46 Corridor Study – Phase 2 Task 1 Final report November 2020 https://www.midlandsconnect.uk/media/1756/mc-a46-corridor-study-phase-2-final-report-march-2021-with-appendix.pdf  
  • Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee resolution to approve the request for £850k of funding from the City Region Board Agenda for Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee on Thursday 19 May 2022, 10.00 am  
  • MRT update to the Economic Scrutiny Committee July 2023 MRT_GEGSC_20July_v1.pdf (gloucestershire.gov.uk)