National Highways – major consultation closes 31st Dec

Research by Harry Robson, MLitt., BA Hons.,

Only a few days left to respond – closes on New Years Eve!

National Highways (previously Highways England), the UK Government’s powerful road building agency now preparing the route strategies for ‘RIS 3’ for the period 2025 to 2030 and beyond, which will cover the building and adaption of motorways (if they get their way!) and trunk roads in England.

For those of us in or near the South Downs National Park schemes may include: A27 at Chichester, A27 at Lancing/Worthing and A27 East of Lewes.

You can give your views by CLICKING HERE The consultation closes on 31st Dec 2021

You can also email your thoughts to if you find the online tool too restrictive.

You are welcome to use our email template when you email National Highway:

[Please modify the template with your own concerns & comments so it is considered an individual response from you or your organisation.  This will avoid National Highways seeing it as a single campaign response being duplicated].


Carbon emissions

Transport Action Networks research: ROADS & CARBON – ‘Building new roads increases traffic, leading to more carbon emissions’.

DfT – Overall Emission Reduction of 62%: Greening Government Commitment

New Civil Engineer: DfT set to target procurement to deliver on sustainability aspirations

Induced Traffic

Campaign for better Transport – Induced Traffic


John Elliott, Independent Transport Consultant Silvertown Tunnel

Nature and Biodiversity

Ramboll – Biodiversity Net Gain – How greening developments can benefit us all

Multimodal transport

International Growth Centre – Key considerations for integrated multimodal transport planning

Campaign for Better Transport: Covid-19 Recovery Renewing the transport system July 2020

Green Transport Solutions: The importance of Accelerating modal shift to public and active transport to combated climate change.

The C40 Knowledge Hub: How to drive a modal shift from private vehicles to public transport, walking and cycling

Government Policy on Climate Change

DfT – Transport decarbonisation plan: Decarbonising transport: a better, greener Britain

UK Government – 25 Year Environment Plan ‘A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment’


HM Treasury – The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review

Other references

DfT Operational Sustainability Strategy 2021 – 2025: Operational Sustainability Strategy 2021 – 2025

Design Principles National Infrastructure by the National Infrastructure Commission (March 2020): ‘climate people places value’

One thought on “National Highways – major consultation closes 31st Dec

  1. No more destruction of wild places or fragmentation of habitats please!! Connect the wild places! We should be learning to live less with cars and more with nature.

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