Following some 2,300 objections a Public Inquiry was held during September and October 2007 into the draft orders for this scheme.
The appointed Inspector, Mr Neil Taylor, has recommended not to make the orders.
Accepting the Inspector’s recommendation, Mr Jones said:
In reaching my decision I have taken account of the concerns raised by the Inspector that the overall size of the scheme would have a significant impact on the landscape and would affect walking and cycling routes.
I have also noted his remarks that while he considers that this section of the A494 will need some form of improvement in the foreseeable future he considers that the scale of the scheme as originally proposed is greater than required.
After careful consideration, I have taken the decision that the published draft orders for the A494 Drome Corner to Ewloe scheme will not be made.
March 27, 2008