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)

Monitoring and Evaluation Baseline Report (2016)

The Monitoring and Evaluation Baseline Report summarises the first stage of the A6 to Manchester Airport Monitoring and Evaluation. Namely, the existing conditions across south-east Manchester prior to the implementation of the scheme. The baseline is used to assess and measure change over time as part of the impact evaluation. This provides a basis from which the outcomes and impacts of the scheme are monitored, to assist with determining if the outcomes and impacts of the scheme are as intended.

The timing of the baseline data collection is important, and where feasible all data was collected prior to the start of construction, so that any effects such as road closures/ delays due to construction are not incorporated into the survey data.

The monitoring and evaluation will be undertaken in three stages, as follows:

  • Pre-construction/ Baseline Report, commencing Autumn 2014;
  • One Year Post Opening Outcome Evaluation Report, commencing Summer 2018; and
  • Five Year Post Opening Impact Evaluation Report, commencing  Summer 2022.

This report is the first stage of the Evaluation and Monitoring, setting a baseline against which the Post Opening surveys and analysis can be compared, to assist in understanding if the scheme is delivering the outcomes as forecast. It is important to note that if the intended outcomes have not been realised at the Year One Post Opening, then the evaluation approach may need to be modified to try to understand the reasons for this, and what/ if any unintended consequences arise due to this.

The business case, as submitted at the time of Full Approval in December 2014, provides a summary of the forecast outcomes associated with the A6MARR scheme.