Reports & Business Case

This page provides Council Reports where the A6 to Manchester Airport has been discussed and details of the Business Cases that were submitted to the Department for Transport.

The business case is a document submitted to the government for the consideration by Ministers when making a decision on major investments.

The business case includes evidence supporting why the Scheme is needed and an appraisal of the benefits and any adverse impacts of the scheme. The business case is submitted to the Department for Transport at two stages in the scheme’s development as part of the approval process: programme entry and full approval.

Following the confirmation of the Compulsory Purchase Order and Side Road Order, the Business Case received full approval from the Department for Transport on 20th March 2015.

Programme Entry (2012)

The business case for the Scheme for the purposes of Programme Entry was submitted to the Department for Transport in November 2012.

Following the confirmation of the Compulsory Purchase Order and Side Road Order, the Business Case received full approval from the Department for Transport on 20th March 2015.

A6 to Manchester Airport Major Scheme Business Case (pdf 7.87mb)
Appendix A – Strategy Summary (pdf 197kb)
Appendix B – Traffic Modelling and Appraisal (pdf 3.59mb)
Appendix B 2 – Local Model Validation Report – Main Doc (pdf 4.62mb)
Appendix B 2 – Local Model Validation Update (pdf 1.24mb)
Appendix B 3 – Public Transport Model Validation Report (pdf 2.77mb)
Appendix B 4 – Variable Demand Model Development Report (pdf 1.78mb)
Appendix B 5 – Forecasting Report (pdf 2.04mb)
Appendix B 5 – Forecasting Report Appendices (pdf 3.84mb)
Appendix B 6 – Economic Assessment Report (pdf 3.20mb)
Appendix B 7 – Uncertainty Log (pdf 5.68mb)
Appendix C – Worksheets (pdf 202kb)
Appendix D – Environmental Scoping Report (pdf 4.57mb)
Appendix E – Scheme Cost Estimate (pdf 312kb)
Appendix F – Project Initiation Document (pdf 1.48mb)
Appendix G – Technical Notes on Inflation and Optimism Bias (pdf 196kb)
Appendix H – Independent Surveyors Report (pdf 112kb)
Appendix I – Draft Complementary and Mitigation Measures (pdf 3.82kb)
Appendix J – Outline Scheme Evaluation Plan (pdf 2.96mb)
Appendix K – Communications Plan (pdf 881kb)
Appendix L – Road Justification (pdf 8.36mb)
Appendix M – Social and Distributional Impacts (pdf 6.19mb)
Appendix N – Employment and GVA modelling (pdf 132kb)
Appendix O – Independent Cost Report (pdf 70kb)