Please ask for: Kelly Leeson
Date: 14 January 2021
Dear Ms Welch
Thank you for your request for information made under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 relating to carbon emission data. Please see the response provided
Please let me have a copy of carbon emission data associated with the whole life
cycle of materials, energy use and construction of the following roads:
1. A249 at M2 Junction 5
2. A28 Birchington, Acol and Westgate-on-Sea Relief Road
3. A229 Blue Bell Hill Junction Upgrades
4. M2/A2 Brenley Corner Upgrade
This is sometimes referred to as "embodied carbon".
For the avoidance of doubt this is not a request for carbon emissions data
directly related to the use of the road by all kinds of vehicles over the 60 year
Please let me know if these assessments of carbon were carried out following
guidance contained in PAS2080 Carbon Management in Infrastructure and which
organisation or consultancy /consultancies carried out the assessment.
At this stage KCC does not hold the information you have requested.
The A28 Birchington, Acol and Westgate-on-Sea Relief Road and A229 Blue Bell Hill
Junction Upgrades are both at the early stages of development. There is a significant
amount of further work to do before meaningful carbon emission data can be
calculated. Neither scheme is guaranteed to progress as they are not yet funded.
Consequently, we do not have the data requested at this time.
KCC can confirm that the M2 Junction 5 and A2/M2 Brenley Corner are both Highway
England schemes and as such, we do not hold this information. Please contact them
directly via Email: email@example.com or Telephone: 0300 123 5000
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