Key environmental changes

Key environmental changes since the 2021 consultation

Our community consultation exercise revealed that a large percentage of respondents favoured the proposed junction improvements, however some of you wanted to know more about the environmental work we’re doing.

In our updated design, we’ve…

  • increased habitat provision for local wildlife, particularly revised earthworks to produce a more sympathetic feature and reinforce the existing characteristics of the South Downs National Park
  • removed the site compound at Christmas Hill and reduced the size of our temporary main compound
  • adjusted our red line boundary at A34 north and A34 south to exclude Winnall Moors Nature Reserve

The changes we’re making will better protect the local environment, improve biodiversity and reduce our impact on climate change.

We’ve been working closely with stakeholders and local authorities to understand how our scheme can support local nature and wildlife, whilst simultaneously increasing capacity on our network and making the road safer for users.

M3 junction 9 environmental