Decision details

National Highways A66 upgrade – de-trunking

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Highways & Transportation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To report on National Highways A66 Route upgrade (Scotch Corner to Carkin Moor in NYC) and agree Side Agreement to de-trunk redundant sections of the existing A66 following new parallel highway opening.


Approve the de-trunking of A66 highways sections which will be superseded by the National Highways Trans-Pennine upgrade, to be adopted as local distributor roads.

Urgency procedure applied and exempt from call in.

Reasons for the decision:

Allow project development and assist the Secretary of State to reach a decision upon the Trans Pennine Development Consent Order.

Alternative options considered:

Rejection of De-trunking proposal only other option.

Publication date: 27/11/2023

Date of decision: 30/10/2023

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