Wednesbury-Brierley Hill

Historic documents relating to the Wednesbury-Brierley Hill Extension Transport and Works Act can be viewed on this page. For latest information visit the Midland Metro Alliance website.

The Midland Metro (Wednesbury to Brierley Hill and Miscellaneous Amendments) Transport and Works Act (TWA) Order 2005

Final Order

 TWAO Application Documents 2003-04

Planning Permission Plans:

Funding Statement

Consultation Report

Works Plans

Sheet 1 - Wednesbury Junction and Depot, Sandwell
Sheet 2 - River Tame to Tame Valley Canal, Gold's Hill
Sheet 3 - Tame Valley Canal to Bagnall Street, Great Bridge
Sheet 4 - Bagnall Street to Bramah Way Great Bridge
Sheet 5 - Bramah Way to Horseley Road, Horseley Heath
Sheet 6 - Horseley Road to Birmingham Canal/Dudley Port
Sheet 7 - Birmingham Canal/Dudley Port to Sedgley Road East, Tipton
Sheet 8 - Sedgley Road East to Birmingham New Road
Sheet 9 - Birmingham New Road to Station Drive, Dudley Centre
Sheet 10 - Station Drive to Dudley Bus Station
Sheet 11 - Dudley Bus Station to Dudley Southern Bypass
Sheet 12 - Dudley Southern Bypass (New Road)
Sheet 13 - Cinder Bank to Parkhead Locks, Dudley
Sheet 14 - Parkhead Locks to Pedmore Road, Woodside
Sheet 15 - Pedmore Road to Canal Street, Harts Hill
Sheet 16 - Canal Street to The Waterfront
Sheet 17 - The Waterfront to The Embankment, Merry Hill
Sheet 18 - The Embankment to the terminus at Brierley Hill
Sheet 18A - Works Access Routes

Sheet 19 - Structures - Work No 1A - Junction. Work No 1B - Tramroad. Work No 1C - River Tame. Work No 1D - Tame Valley Canal. Work No 1E - Walsall Canal. Work No 2A - New Road. Work No 2B Horseley Road Bridge. Work No 2C Lower Church Lane

Sheet 20 - Structures - Work No 2D Park Lane East. Work No 3A - Sedgley Road East. Work No 3B - Birmingham Canal. Work No 3C - Birmingham New Road. Work No 9A - Flood Street. Work No 9B - The Minories. Work No 9C - Constitution Hill. Work No 11A - Pedmore Road tramstop access

Sheet 21 - Structures - Work No 12A - Canal Street. Work No 12B - Road Oak Rail access road. Work No 12C - Waterfront Way (North). Work No 12D - Waterfront Way (South). Work No 14A - The Embankment. Work No 14B - Cottage Street. Work No 14C - Brierley Hill Leisure Centre access road

Sheet 22 - Cross Sections - Work No 2B - Horseley Road. Work No 2C - Lower Church Lane. Work No 2D - Park Lane East. Work No 3A - Sedgley Road East. Work No 12 - Cross Section

Sheet 23 - Cross Sections - Work No 1 - Wednesbury Junction Viaduct. Work No 1A - Wednesbury Junction Viaduct. Work No 1C - River Tame. Work No 1D - Tame Valley Canal. Work No 1 - Golds Hill Footbridge. Work No 1 - Bagnall Street/Eagle Lane Bridge

Sheet 24 - Cross Sections - Work No 1E - Walsall Canal. Work No 2A - New Road. Work No 2B - Horseley Road. Work No 2 - Footbridge near Horseley Road. Work No 2C - Lower Church Lane. Work No 2D - Park Lane East. Work No 2 - Dudley Port Footbridge. Work No 3A - Sedgley Road East. Work No 3B - Birmingham Canal

Sheet 25 - Cross Sections - Work No 3C - Birmingham New Road. Work No 9B - The Minories. Work No 11 - Parkhead Viaduct. Work No 11 - Pedmore Road Tramstop Footbridge. Work No 12 - Pensnett Canal. Work No 12A - Canal Street. Work No 12 - Dudley Canal (N)

Sheet 26 - Cross Sections - Work No 14 - Dudley Canal (S)

Land Plans:

 

Environmental Statement

Volume 1: Main Statement
1 Introduction
1.1 About this Document
1.2 The Proposed Scheme
1.3 The Requirements for an Environmental Statement
1.4 Structure of the Environmental Statement
1.5 The Role of the Environmental Statement
1.6 Consultation
1.6.1 General
1.6.2 Scoping Report
1.6.3 Key Consultees
1.6.4 Public Consultation
1.6.5 Additional Consultation
1.7 Other Midland Metro Extension Schemes

The Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Scheme
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Features of Light Rail Transit Systems
2.3 The Need for the Scheme
2.4 Objectives of The Scheme
2.5 Route Description
2.5.1 Introduction
2.5.2 Existing Rail Corridor - Wednesbury to Tipton Road
2.5.3 Dudley Town Centre - Tipton Road to Blowers Green Road
2.5.4 Existing Rail Corridor - Blowers Green Road to Pensnett Canal
2.5.5 Merry Hill - Pensnett Canal to Brierley Hill
2.6 System Specification
2.6.1 Vehicles
2.6.2 Power Supply and Infrastructure
2.6.3 Service Characteristics
2.6.4 Stops
2.6.5 Park and Ride Sites
2.6.6 Depot Facility
2.7 Construction
2.7.1 Principal Construction Activities
2.7.2 Working Hours
2.7.3 Construction Activities and Plant
2.7.4 Mine Workings
2.7.5 Programming and Phasing of Construction
2.7.6 Temporary Land Requirements
2.7.7 Spoil Generation
2.7.8 Construction Workforce
2.7.9 Construction Traffic
2.7.10 Code of Construction Practice
2.8 Consideration of Alternatives
2.8.1 Overview
2.8.2 Transport Mode
2.8.3 Route Selection
2.8.4 The Preferred Route

Approach to the Environmental Impact Assessment
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Basis of the Assessment
3.3 Defining the Significance of Environmental Effects
3.4 Mitigation of Environmental Effects
3.5 Scope of the Environmental Impact Assessment
3.5.1 Technical Scope
3.5.2 Spatial Scope
3.5.3 Temporal Scope

Planning Policy

4.1 Introduction
4.2 European Planning Policy
4.3 National Planning Policy
4.3.1 Introduction
4.3.2 Regional White Paper - Your Region, Your Choice, Revitalising the English Regions, Office for the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), May 2002
4.3.3 Transport 2010: The 10 Year Plan, Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR), July 2000
4.3.4 Transport White Paper - A New Deal for Transport - Better for Everyone, DETR, July 1998
4.3.5 Planning Policy Guidance (PPG) 1 - General Policies and Principles, February 1997
4.3.6 PPG 6 - Town Centres and Retail Developments, June 1996
4.3.7 PPG 9 - Nature Conservation, October 1994
4.3.8 PPG 13 - Transport, March 2001
4.3.9 PPG 15 - Planning and the Historic Environment, September 1994
4.3.10 PPG 16 - Archaeology and Planning, November 1990
4.3.11 PPG24 - Planning and Noise, September 1994
4.4 Regional Planning Policy
4.4.1 Introduction
4.4.2 Draft Regional Planning Guidance for the West Midlands, November 2001
4.4.3 Regional Planning Guidance for the West Midlands (RPG 11), April 1998
4.4.4 The West Midlands Area Multi Modal Study Final Report, November 2001
4.4.5 Quality of Life - the Future Starts Here - a Sustainability Strategy for the West Midlands (West Midlands Round Table for Sustainable Development, February 2000)
4.4.6 Transport Priorities for the West Midlands (West Midlands Regional Policy Transport Forum), May 2002
4.4.7 20 Year Public Transport Strategy (West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority/Centro), January 2000
4.4.8 West Midlands Regional Economic Strategy - Creating Advantage (Advantage West Midlands), October 1999
4.4.9 Regional Transport Strategy for the West Midlands - An Integrated Transport Action Plan for the West Midlands - Access and Mobility, March 1998
4.4.10 Regional Development Programme for the West Midlands Assisted Area, 1986
4.5 Development Planning Policy
4.5.1 Introduction
4.5.2 The Inspector's Report on Objections to the Sandwell Unitary Development Plan Review (February 2002)
4.5.3 The Revised Deposit Draft Unitary Development Plan for the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, March 2001
4.5.4 The First Deposit Draft Unitary Development Plan for the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, July 2000
4.5.5 The Revised Deposit Draft Unitary Development Plan for the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, February 2002
4.5.6 The First Deposit Draft Unitary Development Plan for the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, June 2000
4.5.7 Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance for Nature Conservation, Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, February 2000
4.5.8 The West Midlands Local Transport Plan 2000 (WMLTP), July 2000
4.6 Summary

Land Use and Land Take
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Land Use
5.2.1 Baseline Conditions
5.2.2 Major Redevelopment Sites
5.3 Land Take
5.3.1 Overview
5.3.2 Permanent Impacts
5.3.3 Temporary Construction Impacts
5.4 Summary of Impacts

Long Term and Permanent Impacts
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Socio-Economic Impacts
6.2.1 Introduction
6.2.2 Assessment Methodology
6.2.3 Characteristics of the Boroughs of Sandwell and Dudley
6.2.4 Baseline Economic Assessment
6.2.5 Economic Development Impacts
6.2.6 Direct Employment Impacts
6.2.7 Supporting the Wider Economy
6.2.8 Accessibility
6.2.9 Summary
6.3 Traffic and Transport
6.3.1 Introduction
6.3.2 Assessment Methodology
6.3.3 Baseline Traffic Flows
6.3.4 Traffic Model
6.3.5 Long Term Impacts on Traffic
6.3.6 Mitigation Measures
6.3.7 Summary of Residual Impacts
6.4 Noise and Vibration
6.4.1 Introduction
6.4.2 Baseline Environment
6.4.3 Assessment Methodology
6.4.4 Prediction Methodology
6.4.5 Noise Impacts
6.4.6 Assessment of Vibration Impacts
6.4.7 Noise and Vibration Implications for the Wider Midland Metro Network
6.4.8 Indirect and Cumulative Impacts due to Possible Heavy Rail
6.4.9 Potential Impacts due to Changes in Road Traffic
6.4.10 Summary of Residual Impacts
6.5 Air Quality and Climate Change
6.5.1 Introduction
6.5.2 Assessment Methodology
6.5.3 Assessment Criteria
6.5.4 Local Authority Review and Assessment of Air Quality
6.5.5 Baseline Conditions
6.5.6 Nitrogen Dioxide
6.5.7 Particles (PM10)
6.5.8 Summary of Baseline Conditions
6.5.9 Predicted Impacts
6.5.10 Summary of Residual Impacts
6.6 Landscape and Visual Impacts
6.6.1 Introduction
6.6.2 Assessment Methodology
6.6.3 Assessment Criteria
6.6.4 Statutory Landscape Policies and Designations
6.6.5 Baseline Townscape Character and Landscape Resources
6.6.6 Areas of Potential Visual Impact
6.6.7 Townscape and Visual Mitigation Measures
6.6.8 Townscape and Visual Impacts
6.6.9 Assessment of Impacts on Townscape Character Zones and Landscape Resources
6.6.10 Summary of Residual Impacts on Townscape Character Zones and Landscape Resources
6.6.11 Summary of Residual Visual Impacts
6.7 Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
6.7.1 Introduction
6.7.2 Assessment Methodology
6.7.3 Assessment Criteria
6.7.4 Levels of Mitigation
6.7.5 Sources of Information
6.7.6 Baseline Conditions
6.7.7 Predicted Impacts
6.7.8 Mitigation Measures
6.7.9 Summary of Residual Impacts
6.8 Ecology and Nature Conservation
6.8.1 Introduction
6.8.2 Assessment Methodology
6.8.3 Relevant Planning Policy Information
6.8.4 Designated Sites
6.8.5 Species of Note
6.8.6 Baseline Ecology
6.8.7 Potential Impacts
6.8.8 Assessment of Impacts
6.8.9 Summary of Residual Impacts
([54]) Sandwell Metropolitan Council, March 2001: Unitary Development Plan Revised Deposit Draft.

Short Term and Construction Impacts
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Socio-Economic Impacts
7.2.1 Introduction
7.2.2 Baseline Characteristics
7.2.3 Potential Impacts
7.2.4 Summary
7.3 Traffic and Transport Impacts
7.3.1 Introduction
7.3.2 Assessment Methodology
7.3.3 Generated Construction Traffic
7.3.4 Potential Road and Junction Capacity Impacts
7.3.5 Temporary Transport Infrastructure Alterations
7.3.6 Mitigation Measures
7.3.7 Summary
7.4 Noise and Vibration Impacts
7.4.1 Introduction
7.4.2 Baseline Environment
7.4.3 Noise Prediction Methodology
7.4.4 Assessment Methodology
7.4.5 Noise from Construction Traffic
7.4.6 Measures to Mitigate Noise from Work Sites
7.4.7 Predicted Daytime Impacts
7.4.8 Predicted Night-time Noise Impacts
7.4.9 Construction Work Areas
7.4.10 Residual Impacts After Mitigation
7.5 Air Quality and Dust Impacts
7.5.1 Introduction
7.5.2 Scope of the Assessment
7.5.3 Assessment Methodology
7.5.4 Predicted Impacts
7.5.5 Summary of Mitigation Measures and Residual Impacts
7.6 Landscape and Visual Impacts
7.6.1 Approach and Baseline Description
7.6.2 Townscape and Visual Impacts
7.6.3 Assessment of Impacts on Townscape Character Zones and Landscape Resources
7.6.4 Summary of Townscape and Visual Mitigation Measures
7.6.5 Summary of Residual Construction Impacts on Townscape Character Zones and Landscape Resources
7.6.6 Summary of Residual Visual Impacts
7.7 Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
7.7.1 Introduction
7.7.2 Predicted Impacts
7.7.3 Summary of Mitigation Measures and Residual Impacts
7.8 Ecology and Nature Conservation Impacts
7.8.1 Introduction
7.8.2 Predicted Impacts
7.8.3 Summary of Residual Impacts
7.9 Impacts on Water Resources
7.9.1 Introduction
7.9.2 Assessment Methodology
7.9.3 Assessment Criteria
7.9.4 Baseline Characteristics
7.9.5 Predicted Impacts
7.9.6 Summary of Mitigation Measures
7.9.7 Summary of Residual Impacts
7.10 Contaminated Land
7.10.1 Introduction
7.10.2 Receptors Included in the Assessment
7.10.3 Relevant Planning Policy Information
7.10.4 Methodology
7.10.5 Existing Baseline Conditions
7.10.6 Predicted Impacts
7.10.7 Summary of Residual Impacts
7.11 Non-Hazardous Waste
7.11.1 Introduction
7.11.2 Sources of Waste
7.11.3 Potential Impacts of Construction Waste
7.11.4 Mitigation Measures
7.11.5 Summary of Residual Impacts

Conclusions

Appendices

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C

Appendix D
Appendix E
E1 Noise and Vibration
E1.1 Introduction
E1.2 Existing Conditions
E1.2.1 Baseline Noise Surveys
E1.3 Noise Assessment Criteria
E1.3.1 Introduction
E1.3.2 Construction Noise and Vibration
E1.3.3 Vibration Criteria
E1.3.4 Assumed Construction Plant Inventories
E1.3.5 Operational Noise
E1.3.6 The Land Compensation Act 1973
E1.4 Glossary of Acoustic Terms

Appendix F
F1 Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
F1.1 Introduction
F1.2 Black Country SMR (Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council)
F1.2.1 Listed Buildings
F1.2.2 Historic Parks and Gardens
F1.2.3 Sites and Monuments
F1.3 Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council SMR
F1.3.1 Scheduled Ancient Monuments
F1.3.2 Listed Buildings
F1.3.3 Sites and Monuments
F1.4 Time Chart

Appendix G
G1 Ecology Surveys and Methodologies
G1.1 Habitat Surveys
G1.2 Bird Surveys
G1.3 Mammal Surveys
G1.3.1 Bat Survey
G1.3.2 Water Vole and Otter
G1.3.3 Badger
G1.4 Amphibian Survey
G2 Ecological Evaluation Criteria
G2.1 General
G2.2 Biodiversity
G2.3 Individual Species
G2.4 Scientific and General Wildlife Interest Sites
G2.5 Ancient Countryside
G2.6 Amenity
G2.7 Landscape Ecology
G2.8 References
G3 Phase 1 Survey and Target Notes

Volume 2: Figures
Figure 1.1 - Route Overview
Figure 1.2 - The Midland Metro Network
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 1
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 2
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 3
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 4
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 5
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 6
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 7
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 8
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 9
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 10
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 11
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 12
Figure 2.1 - Route Alignment Map 13
Figure 2.2 - Typical Stop on Line 1
Figure 5.1 - Existing Land Use and Development/Regeneration Sites
Figure 6.1 - Baseline Noise Survey Locations
Figure 6.2 - AQMA Designations for the Sandwell and Dudley Area
Figure 6.3 - Modelled Annual Average NO2 Concentrations for 2005 in Sandwell and Dudley
Fig 6.4 - Townscape Character Zones of the entire route from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill
Fig 6.5a - Townscape and Visual Assessment - Wednesbury to Gold's Hill
Fig 6.5b - Townscape and Visual Assessment - Gold's Hill via Great Bridge and Horseley Heath to Lower Church Lane, Tipton
Fig 6.5c - Townscape and Visual Assessment - Lower Church Lane, Tipton via Dudley Port to Birmingham Canal
Fig 6.5d - Townscape and Visual Assessment - Birmingham Canal, via Castle Hill and Dudley Bus Station to King Street, Dudley Town Centre
Fig 6.5e - Townscape and Visual Assessment - Flood Street, Dudley Town Centre via Dudley Southern Bypass to Cinder Bank
Fig 6.5f - Townscape and Visual Assessment - Cinder Bank via Woodside to Pensnett Canal, Harts Hill
Fig 6.5g - Townscape and Visual Assessment - Pensnett Canal, Harts Hill via The Waterfront and Merry Hill to terminus at Brierley Hill
Figure 6.6 - Dudley Zoo
Figure 6.7 - Dudley Southern Bypass
Figure 6.8 - Parkhead Viaduct
Figure 6.9 - Waterfront Stop
Figure 6.10 - Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings
Figure 6.11 - Nature Conservation Designations
Figure 7.1 - Potentially Contaminated Land Adjacent to Proposed Route
Phase 1 Habitat Survey

Volume 3: Non Technical Summary

Non Technical Summary

Volume 3: Non Technical Summary

Supplementary Environmental Information

Appendices:

Statement of Case