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NOTICE OF DETERMINATION A77 RESURFACING BURNSIDE TO DOWHILL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT DETERMINATION UNDER SECTION 55A OF THE ROADS (SCOTLAND) ACT 1984

Notice ID: MFN0597129

Notice effective from
16th February 2021 to 18th March 2021

Scottish Government Riaghaltas na h-Alba
gov.scot

TRANSPORT SCOTLAND
NOTICE OF DETERMINATION A77 RESURFACING BURNSIDE TO DOWHILL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT DETERMINATION UNDER SECTION 55A OF THE ROADS (SCOTLAND) ACT 1984
The Scottish Ministers give notice that they have determined that the project for re-surfacing the A77 from Burnside to Dowhill is a relevant project within the meaning of section 55A of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 ("the 1984 Act") and falls within Annex II of Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of certain public and private projects on the environment, but that having regard to -
(a) the selection criteria contained in Annex III of that Directive, namely

(i) the use of natural resources, in particular land, soil, water and biodiversity;

(ii) the production of waste; (Mi) pollution and nuisances;

(iv) the risks to human health (for example due to water contamination or air pollution)
(b) the results of the Environmental Screening Assessment under section 55A(2) of the 1984 Act,

(c) the information set out in the Record of Determination dated 12 January 2021, available at

https://www.transport.gov.scot/transport-network/roads/

road-orders-and-records-of-determination/#63527, the project does not require an Environmental Impact Assessment.

The main reasons for the conclusion that no Environmental Impact Assessment is required are:
(a) Construction activities are restricted to the existing carriageway;

(b) The works will be limited to the like-for-like replacement of the carriageway pavement;

(c) The works will not impact the Turnberry Dunes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and the surrounding landscape does not provide suitable habitat for protected species;

(d) No significant residual impacts are predicted. Disruption due to construction activities is not expected to be significant and will be mitigated as far as is reasonably practicable;

(e) Traffic management and working times will be communicated to local residents in advance of the works. The features of the project which are envisaged to avoid or prevent significant adverse effects on the environment are:

(a) Materials will be derived from recycled, secondary or re-used origin as far as practicable within the design specifications;

(b) Pollution prevention measures and best practice will be adhered to at all times;

(c) The waste hierarchy will be applied to all waste arising;

(d) The design option (replacing the defective surfacing) conveys sustainability benefits by significantly reducing the quantity of maintenance interventions required at the location over approximately 20 years.
J. MORAN
A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers
Transport Scotland, Roads, Buchanan House,
58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF

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