National Highways to hold supplementary consultation on design changes to the A358 Taunton to Southfields Dualling Scheme 24 May – 26 June 2022

National Highways is holding a supplementary consultation on the A358 Taunton to Southfields Dualling Scheme. This improvement scheme will help to upgrade the route between the south west and London and the south east, while also delivering benefits for local people.

The supplementary consultation on the design changes to the A358 Taunton to Southfields Dualling Scheme runs from 24 May to 26 June 2022. The feedback will help National Highways develop its application for a Development Consent Order (DCO), the type of planning permission needed for the scheme.

From 24 May 2022 you will be able to find out more about the proposals and have your say, by visiting National Highways’ online exhibition or one of the consultation events. You can find details on The A358 project team will be on hand at the face-to-face events and webinars to answer your questions.

If you do not have access to the internet or experience problems downloading the consultation materials, National Highways can send, free of charge, one printed copy of documents including the consultation booklet, feedback questionnaire, and non- technical summary of the Preliminary Environmental Information Report, to your home.

You can request printed copies or a call back by emailing or calling our customer service line on 0300 123 5000.

Consultations events

There are lots of ways to find out more about the proposed changes to the A358 Taunton to Southfields Dualling Scheme.

During the consultation, which runs from Tuesday 24 May until 11.59pm on Sunday 26 June, you can visit the virtual consultation room by following the links at In this virtual room you’ll find all the information you’d normally see in a physical exhibition – but with the added benefit of being able to visit at any time of the day or night.

You can also take part in a webinar where members of the A358 project team will be able to answer your questions. These start on 25 May. For all the details on dates and how to sign up to the website

If you prefer to meet the National Highways team face to face and have your say, there are in-person events in Ilminster and Taunton. On Thursday 26 May the A358 project team is at Monks Yard, Horton Cross Farm, Horton Cross, Ilminster, TA19 9PT from 11am to 8pm. On Wednesday 8 June members of the project team are at Somerset County Cricket Ground, St James Street, Taunton, TA1 1JT from 11am to 8pm. On Saturday 11 June they will be at Taunton Racecourse, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA1 2UA from 11am to 6pm.

Have your say

Having your say in the A358 Taunton to Southfields supplementary consultation is easy.

From Tuesday 24 May you can submit a response by using one of the methods below, which are all free to use. Please note, it cannot be guaranteed that responses sent by any other means will be considered.

Online response form

Fill in the online questionnaire, you will find a link to it from the scheme webpage,


Post your response for or comments to:


The Freepost address is the only text needed on the envelope, and no stamp is required


Email your comments to:

It’s important to make sure that your comments are sent before the consultation closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 26 June 2022.