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Harper’s decision to approve A66 scheme to face legal challenge

Deniz Huseyin
09 May 2024
Transport Secretary Mark Harper has approved the scheme to dual the remaining 30km of single carriageway sections of the A66 between M6 (J40) at Penrith and the A1(M) (J53) at Scotch Corner
Transport Secretary Mark Harper has approved the scheme to dual the remaining 30km of single carriageway sections of the A66 between M6 (J40) at Penrith and the A1(M) (J53) at Scotch Corner
 

Transport Secretary Mark Harper’s decision to approve the £1.5bn A66 Northern Trans-Pennine road scheme is to face a legal challenge from campaign group Transport Action Network (TAN).

In March Harper granted National Highways a Development Consent Order (DCO) planning application, covering eight schemes to dual the remaining 30km of single carriageway sections of the A66 between M6 (J40) at Penrith and the A1(M) (J53) at Scotch Corner. Some sections are new junction schemes, some...

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