But there are no changes to the A6 to Aiport Roadscheme!

Dear Mrs Oliver,

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 8499).

The relevant Council Service(s) has searched for the requested information and our response is as follows.

1.What is the rationale behind and likely cost of the roundabout/road alluded to by Councillor Michael Jones of Cheshire East in a recent newsletter –


“We are also looking to put a new roundabout in (top right of the site) and a road which will provide access onto the SEMMMS, which we are agreeing with Stockport Council. That will take pressure off the A34.”

Stockport Council does not hold the information you have requested regarding the potential cost of the scheme .

Stockport Council and Cheshire East Council have agreed a Duty To Co-Operate Memorandum of Understanding between Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Cheshire East Borough Council which refers to future work regarding a potential junction


2. Have you informed the Department for Transport of these material changes and do they comply with the DfT stipulations quoted below?

“Ministers reserve the right to reconsider their decision on funding if there are any changes to the overall cost, scope or design of the scheme which they consider to be material, particularly where such changes would alter the value for money of the scheme. You must notify the Department immediately of any such material changes, and provide on request any appropriate evidence to determine the impact of the changes on the scheme’s value for money.”

There are no material changes to the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road Scheme.

Yours sincerely

Simon Oldfield
FOI Officer
Stockport Council