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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-34943
Asked by: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 3 February 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the plans to upgrade the Sheriffhall roundabout; what investment is planned as part of this; by what date work will commence, and what the timetable is for each stage.

Current status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 17 February 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government remains committed to undertaking improvements at Sheriffhall in its £120m investment as part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal and continues to progress the scheme through the statutory processes.

Following publication of draft Orders on 5 December 2019 Transport Scotland received a significant number of representations, including objections, to the proposed scheme. These are currently being reviewed and considered. This process is being informed by the recent conclusion of the Public Transport and Active Travel Review work which is available at https://www.transport.gov.scot/publication/a720-sheriffhall-public-transport-active-travel-review-report/ .

Should we be unsuccessful in removing all objections a public local inquiry may be required.

Delivery of the scheme itself can only commence if it is approved under the relevant statutory procedures and thereafter a timetable for its progress can be set.