The Mersey Gateway Project

Planning Applications

Expressway planning application

This application covers the changes in the road network in Runcorn from the Central Expressway to M56 junction 12 via Weston Link.


Silver Jubilee Bridge planning application

This application covers the changes in the road network from Ditton roundabout in Widnes to the Runcorn end of the Silver Jubilee Bridge.


Listed Building Consent

This application covers the changes to the Silver Jubilee Bridge road layout and to introduce new pedestrian and cycle routes.


Compulsory Purchase Orders

These orders allow the use of compulsory purchase powers to buy land required along the route where it is not covered by the Transport and Works Act Order.

Central Expressway CPO
Central Expressway CPO – Plan 1 of 3
Central Expressway CPO – Plan 2 of 3
Central Expressway CPO – Plan 3 of 3
Queensway CPO
Queensway CPO Plan

Side Road Orders
Planning drawings

Planning drawings

Central Expressway

Structures Drawings


You can access further information and detailed documentation about the purpose of each of these applications and orders by clicking on the links above.

The project team also conducted a comprehensive Environment Impact Assessment to look at how the plans will impact on the environment. This was submitted alongside the planning applications as an Environmental Statement. You can read the Non-technical summary or look at the detailed chapters.

In the spring of 2012 three additional planning applications, detailing a series of modifications to the project, were approved by Halton Borough Council. You can see these applications in full here.

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