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 following documents take you to the respective websites of the Council’s involved: Cheshire East, Manchester City and Stockport Council. Cheshire East Council
- Environment and Economy Scrutiny Committee (2.5mb pdf) – 14th June 2012
- Executive Meeting (2.11mb pdf) – 19th June 2012
- Environment and Economy Scrutiny Committee (24kb pdf) – 26th July 2012
- Report to Executive Meeting (40kb pdf) – 20th August 2012
- Report to Executive Meeting (48kb pdf) – 18th February 2013
- Environment and Economy Scrutiny Committee (34kb pdf) – 24th January 2013
- Report to Executive Meeting (3.43mb pdf) – 2nd April 2013
- A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road Phase 2 Consultation Final Report 1st October 2013 (non -key PDF 2MB)
- A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road Planning Application 1st October 2013 (PDF 94kb)
- Appointment of a Contractor for the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road 1st October 2013 (PDF 50kb)
- Future Protection of the SEMMMS Relief Road Alignment 1st October 2013 (PDF 81kb)
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)
Full Approval (2015)
A6MARR MSBC Full Approval Form (PDF 1.5mb) Appendix 1 Scheme Description (PDF 8.1mb) Appendix 2A HFAS 1812 A6MARR Data Report (PDF 2.1mb) Appendix 2B HFAS 1800 A6MARR LMVR (PDF 5.2mb) Appendix 2C A6MARR VDM Model Development Report (PDF 2.1mb) Appendix 2D A6MARR Forecasting Note (PDF 5.6mb) Appendix 2E A6MARR EAR (PDF 3.1mb) Appendix 2F A6MARR TEE Tables (Excel 59kb) Appendix 3 A6MARR Cost Estimate (PDF 14kb) Appendix 4 A6MARR QRA (PDF 112kb) Appendix 5 A6MARR Delivery Agreement (PDF 2.4mb) Appendix 6 A6MARR Decision Notices (PDF 1.7mb) Appendix 7 A6MARR Additional Decisision Notices (PDF 683kb) Appendix 8 Associated Planning Application Decision Notices (PDF 658kb) Appendix 9 A6M Revocation Orders (PDF 1.4mb) Appendix 10A A6MARR SofS Call In Decision Letters (PDF 88kb) Appendix 10B A6MARR Confirmation of CPO and SRO (PDF 5.1mb) Appendix 10C A6MARR S.19 Covering Letter and Certificate (PDF 125kb) Appendix 11 A6MARR Evaluation Plan (PDF 3.9mb) Appendix 12 A6MARR Programme (PDF 475kb) Appendix 13 A6MARR Risk Register (PDF 43kb) Appendix 14 A6MARR Financial Delegation Paper (PDF 684kb) Appendix 15 A6MARR Project Assurance Recommendations (PDF 7.6mb) Appendix 17 A6MARR Stakeholder Communications Action Plan (PDF 66kb) Appendix 18 A6MARR Communications Strategy (PDF 305kb)
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 Autumn 2019; and
- Five Year Post Opening Impact Evaluation Report, commencing Autumn 2023.