A1 dualling in Northumberland

Mavis Skillerton made this Freedom of Information request to National Highways Limited

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

What assessment has been made by Highways England on the potential costs of acquiring the land to proceed with the dualling of the A1 between MORPETH and Ellingham?

Does any part of the land required to proceed with dualling fall under the ownership of any elected member?

If so, which elected member(s) are involved and what assessment has been made of the level of compensation required to acquire the land?

Since May

Yours faithfully,

Mavis Skillerton

Highways England, National Highways Limited

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A1inNorthumberland, National Highways Limited

Dear Ms Skillerton

I am writing in response to your request for information on 16 October 2017. Unfortunately, we are unable to disclose some of the information you have requested.

The information we are able to disclose is as follows:

DVS have provided Highways England with a commercial land cost estimate to reflect the cost of acquiring land for the road improvement works, along with estimates of associated compensation arising from these works. This estimate is based on the plans and land registry details provided by Highways England showing the proposed layout and route.

I can also confirm that no MPs or ward councillors are listed as landowners, however 1 Parish Councillor is.

The information being withheld falls under the exception in regulation 13 of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, as we cannot disclose personal information. This means we are not able to advise which elected members are involved.

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Yours sincerely
Nanette Hoyle
Regional Investment Programme (RIP) North, Project Manager
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