A public consultation on route options for the A120 feasibility study ran for eight weeks from 17th January 2017. During this period, 11 events were held and attended by over 3000 people and 2795 responses to the consultation were received. Each and every consultation response was analysed and the results are presented in a consultation report.
It was clear from the responses that people feel that that some level of change is needed; 82% of respondents favour a complete upgrade and a further 10% felt that some changes were required to meet current and future demand. Overall, 80% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that the A120 should be upgraded to a dual carriageway.
Respondents were asked to rank the five options presented from 1 to 5, with 1 being the first preference and 5 being the last preference. Option C received the most responses as first preference when compared across options with 29%, closely followed by option E with 27% and then option A (17%), option D (14%) and option B (13%).
When first and second preferences were added together, option C was still the most preferred with 25%, followed even more closely by option E with 24%, options D and B with 20% and option A least preferred with 11%.
Option A was the least popular option, receiving the highest number of ‘5’ rankings (62%), where respondents provided ‘5’ rankings.
The full report details the findings to each of the questions in the consultation questionnaire, as well as further comments that were submitted during the consultation period.