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Roscommon Way Extension

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the environmental impact of the Roscommon Way Extension, Canvey Island. (258553)

As part of the community infrastructure business case requirements and owing to the value of the Roscommon Way Extension scheme (in excess of £10 million) the Departments for Transport and Communities and Local Government requested that Essex county council complete a full ‘Major Schemes Business Case’. This was subsequently submitted in May 2008. It contained an initial environmental assessment which included noise, air quality, landscape, townscape, heritage, biodiversity and water environment analyses. Building on this assessment, the county council has submitted a planning application which includes a detailed environmental impact assessment, which proposes a raft of mitigation measures including invertebrate relocation, avoidance of water courses and careful landscaping to minimise the noise impact.