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Transport Scotland, Environmental Impact Assessment Determination

Notice ID: MFN0666884

Notice effective from
20th July 2022 to 19th August 2022

Scottish Government RiaghaLtas na h-Alba gov.scot


Transport Scotland
Notice Of Determination A76 New Cumnock 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 resurfacing works east of New Cumnock, from Overcairn to Polshill on the A76 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; (Hi) 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 24 June 2022, 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) The works comprise like-for-like replacement of the road surfacing material;

(b) The scheme is not situated in whole or in part in a "sensitive area" as listed under regulation 2 (1) of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 1999 (as amended); and

(c) Any potential impacts of the works are expected to be temporary, short-term, and limited to the construction phase. The features of the project which are envisaged to avoid or prevent significant adverse effects on the environment are:

(a) Mitigation measures and best practice will be implemented to ensure no short-term or long-term significant negative impacts on the environment;

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

(c) Measures will be in place to ensure appropriate removal and disposal of waste.

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers Transport Scotland, Roads, Buchanan House,  58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow C4 0HF

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