A63 Castle Street Improvement-Hull

Project information

Latest update - 28 October 2020

The Secretary of State has made a Correction Order (PDF, 127 KB) affecting the A63 (Castle Street Improvement, Hull) Development

Consent Order 2020. A Correction Notice (PDF, 122 KB) was issued on 28 October 2020. The corrections to the Order are applied following a request from the Applicant dated 16 June 2020 (PDF, 140 KB).

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About the project

Type of application: Highways

Name of applicant: Highways England

The Scheme comprises the following improvements to approximately 1.5km of the A63 and connecting side roads in Hull between Ropery Street and the Market Place/Queen Street junction: - Lowering the level of the A63 by approximately 7m into an underpass at the Mytongate Junction and raising Ferensway and Commercial Road by approximately 1m creating a grade separated (split-level) junction. New east and west-bound slip roads would link the A63 and Mytongate Junction. - Widening the east-bound carriageway of the A63 to three lands between Princes Dock Street and Market Place, with the nearside lane being marked for local traffic. - Removing all existing signal controlled and uncontrolled pedestrian crossings on the A63, between Ropery Street and the Market Place/Queen Street junction. - Providing a new bridge over the A63 for pedestrians, cycles and disabled users at Porter Street. - Providing a new bridge over the A63 for pedestrians, cycles and disabled users south of Princes Quay shopping centre.

Project stage

This project is at the post-decision stage.

This application was granted on 28 May 2020.


This is where the applicant starts to create their application. The applicant is required to consult with people and organisations in the area. They must also create detailed documents about the impact the project could have on the environment.

It is important to get involved at this stage to influence the application before the applicant sends it to the Planning Inspectorate.

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This is when the applicant sends us their application documents. We check if we can accept the application for examination. We have 28 days to make this decision.

How the acceptance stage works and what happens next.

The Examining Authority is appointed and is made up of one or more inspectors. Anyone who wants to have their say needs to register at this stage.

The applicant must publish that the application has been accepted by us. They include when and how parties can register to get involved. The time period for registering is set by the applicant but must be no less than 28 days.

The pre-examination stage usually takes about 3 months.

What happens during the pre-examination stage.

The Examining Authority will ask questions about the proposed development. The applicant and anyone who has registered to have their say can get involved and submit comments at each deadline in the timetable. You can also attend hearings that may take place. This stage takes up to 6 months.

What happens at the examination stage?

The Examining Authority writes its recommendation report. This must be completed and sent to the relevant Secretary of State within 3 months of the end of examination stage.

Making a recommendation.

The decision stage is when the relevant Secretary of State then reviews the report and makes the final decision. They have 3 months to make a decision.

Who makes the final decision.
What happens after the decision is made

Once the Secretary of State has made a decision, there is a 6 week period where people can challenge the decision in the high court. This is called a judicial review.

What you can do after the decision has been made.

Project location

A63 to the South of Hull City Centre

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