We were appointed by East Midland Development Coproation (EM DevCo) to prepare a £36m Levelling Up Fund (LUF) bid for the Toton Link project. This is a multimodal highway infrastructure scheme providing a local access route to enable planned economic growth in the Toton and Chetwynd area of the East Midlands Growth Zone, serving the Toton Innovation Campus and the adjacent Ministry of Defence (MoD) Chetwynd Barracks re-development site. The local access route comprises a link road, cycle/pedestrian and bus priority measures associated with the Toton regeneration site and a spur road providing access to the Chetwynd Barracks site and NET Park-and-Ride. The Link will facilitate over 2,700 new homes and 18,000 sqm of commercial development, accommodating an estimated 440 jobs.
AMION led the submission, which involved working closely with EM DevCo, Nottingham County Council and a range of technical consultants to ensure that the bid demonstrated that it had a strong strategic fit, provides value for money and is deliverable. As a part of our role, we carried out an economic appraisal in line with DfT Transport Analysis Guidance (TAG), which included the monetisation of highway user, dependent development, active travel and public transport related benefits. We also prepared a five case model Outline Business Case, a requirement for large (>£20m) transport LUF bids.