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M8 Junction 13, Impact Assesment

Notice ID: MFN0663253

Notice effective from
16th June 2022 to 16th July 2022

Scottish Government RiaghaLtas na h-Alba

Transport Scotland
Notice Of Determination M8 Junction 13 To Junction 12 East Bound 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 on the M8 from Junction 13 to Junction 12 east bound, including slip roads, 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 11 May 2022, available at

. 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 located within 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 G4 0HF


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