Public invited to submit views on A5 updated Environmental Information

Date published: 26 March 2019

The Department has today published for consultation an Addendum to the A5WTC Environmental Statement and updated draft reports of information to inform an appropriate assessment on a number of environmentally sensitive sites in the vicinity of the proposed new road.

A5WTC Public Consultation image March 2019
A5WTC Public Consultation March 2019

The consultation opens today and will run until Friday 17 May 2019.

Members of the public can submit their views by letter or email.  All details are available at www.a5wtc.com.

The documents are also available to view throughout the consultation period at:

  • DfI Roads offices in County Hall, Omagh
  • DfI Roads Headquarters, Clarence Court, Adelaide Street, Belfast
  • Mid Ulster Council offices, Circular Road, Dungannon
  • Derry City & Strabane District Council offices, Derry Road, Strabane
  • Derry City & Strabane District Council offices, Strand Road, Londonderry
  • Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, Mountjoy Road, Omagh
  • Strabane Library, Railway Street, Strabane
  • Monaghan County Council offices, Armagh Road, Monaghan
  • Donegal County Council offices, Donegal Town

Notes to editors: 

  1. Before construction of any major road scheme can proceed the Department must make a number of statutory orders and seek approval for the EIA. The EIA analyses any predicted environmental effects the scheme would have and measures proposed to reduce or eliminate those effects.
  2. The A5 Western Transport Corridor dual carriageway scheme is an Executive flagship project which will provide 85 kilometres of dual carriageway commencing just south of Londonderry at New Buildings, bypassing Strabane, Newtownstewart, Omagh, Ballygawley and Aughnacloy before terminating at the existing A5 just south of Aughnacloy. 
  3. Following the court’s agreement in November 2018 to quash decisions made by the Department in relation to the A5 dual carriageway, work has been progressing to enable a fresh decision on whether to proceed with this Flagship project to be taken.
  4. Since the publication of the Environmental Statement in 2016 there have been some changes to the environmental baseline and project delivery timeframe. As a result, an addendum to the Environmental Statement (and associated Non-Technical Summary) has now been prepared for public consultation.
  5. The Environmental Statement addendum should be read in conjunction with Environmental statement (ES2016) which was consulted on in 2016.
  6. All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office on 028 9054 0007 or email: press.office@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk. Out of hours please contact the duty press officer on 028 9037 8110.
  7. Follow the Department on Twitter @deptinfra and on Facebook @DepartmentforInfrastructure.

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