Response publishing training consultation

Closed 21 Oct 2018

Opened 1 Oct 2018


The A789 links Arlen Hill to the A99/M99 strategic road corridor and is an  important route for people commuting to and from Arlen Hill.

It is a busy road, particularly at peak times, and suffers from congestion, queuing and delays. Significant residential and employment growth is proposed at Arlen Hill that will put further pressure on the road.

To ease congestion and make journeys safer and more reliable, we propoes to improve the A789 corridor by widening the road from single to dual carriageway and will provide a footway/cycleway along the northern verge from Arlen Hill to the A789/A99 interchange and the National Cycle Network. The improvements will reduce congestion, facilitate growth and improve access to employment opportunities.

Phase 1 of the A789 corridor improvements scheme will deliver over £20m investment in highways, and help to unlock significant improvements to Arlen Hill. It will attract over £1bn of inward investment into the wider area.

It is part of a wider package of investment in local infrastructure being delivered as part of the Arlen Hill Strategic Growth Programme which will facilitate the transformative change of the town through significant improvements in housing, jobs, infrastructure, social and community facilities.

The Arlen Hill Strategic Growth Programme is supported by all tiers of government and was established in the Local Enterprise Partnership Strategic Economic Plan, Mid Westonshire District Plan and also the Arlen Hill Town Wide Strategy.

The majority of funding for implementing these changes will be provided by the Government through the Local Enterprise Partnership's Local Growth Fund. The remaining funds will be provided by Westonshire County Council and from developer contributions.

Scheme objectives

+ To support the delivery of planned housing and employment growth

+ To improve connectivity between the A99/M99 and new existing commercial and housing development in Arlen Hill

+ To improve journey time reliability by reducing congestion

+ To improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists along the A789 corridor

Why your views matter

We value your ideas and comments on these proposals. We encourage you to read the engagement documents and respond to us. You can provide us with feedback using any of the following methods:

  • by attending one of our drop-in sessions where our Project Team will be on hand to answer questions and provide further information
  • by completing the online questionnaire below 
  • by downloading and completing the attached questionnaire and returning it to us via email or freepost address
  • writing to us via our freepost address

Freepost return address:
Have Your Say,
A789 Improvements Scheme,
Westonshire County Council,
Arlen Hill, AH12 3FF

The consultation ends at midnight on 21 October 2018.

Alternative formats

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact us on 01234 567 890 or via email on If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone you can contact us on 0876 543 2190