Date lodged: 27 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-16949 by Humza Yousaf on 14 June 2018, on what date it will consider the A70 and the A77 Bellfield Interchange as part of its second Strategic Transport Projects Review.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 12 July 2018
The second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) will be an examination of the strategic transport infrastructure interventions required to support the delivery of the Scotland’s Economic Strategy and deliver a transport network which is fit for the 21st century, in the context of priorities to be set out in the new National Transport Strategy. It will provide a clear alignment with Scotland’s national plans, policies and strategies, including the National Planning Framework (NPF4) and the Climate Change Plan and will inform the next Infrastructure Investment Plan.
Initial work on STPR2 is underway. Transport Scotland will continue engagement with regional partners and groupings, including the Ayrshire councils, over the coming months which will provide an opportunity for partners to be involved and influence the review.