The Biggest Infrastructure Schemes, November 19 - May 20

Nine nationally significant infrastructure projects that received development consent orders in the year to 30 May 2020.

Lake Lothing Third Crossing - image: Planning Inspectorate
Lake Lothing Third Crossing - image: Planning Inspectorate

A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross scheme

Date: 6 February 2020
Applicant: Highways England
Project description: Upgrade from single to dual carriageway.

Reinforcement to North Shropshire electricity distribution network

Date: 20 March 2020
Applicant: SP Manweb
Project description: The installation of a new 132kV overhead line.

A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool improvement scheme

Date: 9 April 2020
Applicant: Highways England
Project description: Up to 5km of new two-lane dual carriageway.

Riverside Energy Park

Date: 9 April 2020
Applicant: Cory Riverside Energy
Planning advisers: Stantec. Project description: Integrated energy park of over 50 MW-generating capacity in Bexley, London.

Lake Lothing Third Crossing

Date: 30 April 2020
Applicant: Suffolk County Council
Project description: A new highway crossing of a lake in Lowestoft.

West Midlands Interchange

Date: 4 May 2020
Applicant: Four Ashes Ltd
Consultants: Quod, WSP, FPCR, Ramboll, Chetwoods, Savills
Legal advisers: Eversheds Sutherland
Project description: Intermodal freight terminal including container storage, HGV parking and around 800,000 sq m of rail-served warehousing and a new rail terminal, west of junction 12 of the M6 motorway in Staffordshire.

M42 Junction 6 Improvement

Date: 21 May 2020
Applicant: Highways England
Project description: Motorway improvements supporting access to Birmingham Airport and preparing capacity for the HS2 station

Cleve Hill Solar Park

Date: 28 May 2020
Applicant: Cleve Hill Solar Park
Planning advisers: Arcus Consultancy Services
Project description: Photovoltaic array, and electrical storage and connection infrastructure, with a 50MW-plus generation capacity

A63 Castle Street Improvement, Hull

Date: 28 May 2020
Applicant: Highways England
Project description: Improvements to 1.5km of the A63 and connecting side roads in Hull.


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