HE documents referenced in Midlands Connect's A46 Stage 2 Corridor Study

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Anders Beavis Berry

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

In Midlands Connect's recently published A46 Stage 2 Corridor Study, various Highways England documents and work are referenced. I would like to see these if possible.
Specifically I would like to see the following (page numbers are from this document: https://www.midlandsconnect.uk/media/172... I have used numbers form the overall PDF file, rather than those printed on each page):
-The Evesham bypass box on page 17 states that a western bypass, and an improved link to the M50 are under investigation; has this work been completed, and is it available?
-The M5J9/Ashchurch section of the Appendix (page 101) states that an RIS2 Stage 0 Report has been carried out; is this available?
-Further down on page 101 it says that you have concluded that there is no case for improvements in the Beckford are; what methodology has been used to reach this conclusion? Is it available to see?

Yours faithfully,

Anders Beavis Berry

Highways England,

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Dear Mr Beavers Berris,

 

I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
information, which you requested on 16^th November 2020.

 

In your request you asked for the following information –

 

o The Evesham bypass box on page 17 states that a western bypass, and an
improved link to the M50 are under investigation; has this work been
completed, and is it available?

o The M5J9/Ashchurch section of the Appendix (page 101) states that an
RIS2 Stage 0 Report has been carried out; is this available?

o Further down on page 101 it says that you have concluded that there is
no case for improvements in the Beckford are; what methodology has
been used to reach this conclusion? Is it available to see?

 

Regarding the RIS2 Stage 0 Report, a copy of the information is attached.
Please note that redactions have been made to the document under
Regulation 13 of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 for
personal information.

 

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However, regarding the other two questions about the a western bypass and
improved link being under investigation, and methodology for the Beckford
no case for improvement conclusion I can confirm that under Regulation
12(4)(a) of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 that Highways
England does not hold this information.

 

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Anders Beavis Berry

Dear Colin,

Thanks very much for your reply.
Do you know who does hold the other information I requested, or is that outwith the scope of the request?

Yours sincerely,

Anders Beavis Berry