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A303: South West

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL1492, tabled on 5 July 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the updated business case for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down Improvement Scheme has been presented to the Investment, Portfolio and Delivery Committee (IPDC); and if so, (1) when, (2) what is the date of the report containing the updated business case, and (3) what conclusions the IPDC has made on the report.

Answered on

12 July 2022

National Highways presented the initial Full Business Case (dated January 2022) for the scheme to the DfT Investment, Portfolio and Delivery Committee (IPDC) on 7 February 2022. The Committee was content to approve the initial Full Business Case in support of National Highways proceeding with Main Works and Delivery Assurance Partner contract awards subject to HM Treasury and Ministerial approval. Subsequent HMT approval was conditional upon National Highways and DfT returning to HMT to seek final investment and FBC approval before commencing main works mobilisation and following the conclusion of the planning process.