Document Library

Our document and publications library acts as a record of our ongoing development and work to date on the M8 M73 M74 motorway improvements project. Please select a topic to view detailed listings or contact us for further enquiries.

Project documentation

M8, M73, M74 Contract documentation

M8 Glasgow to Newhouse - Road Orders and Compulsory Purchase Orders

M8 Glasgow to Newhouse - Environmental Statement

Raith Junction upgrades - Road Orders, Environmental Statement and Compulsory Purchase Orders

Network upgrades - Road Orders, Environmental Statement and Compulsory Purchase Orders

Noise Surveys

Scottish Roads Partnership (SRP), our contractor for the project, has carried out the Year 1 noise survey in accordance with the Noise Insulation (Scotland) Regulations 1975. The Year 1 noise survey was completed in July 2019. SRP will contact any eligible properties following this survey.

Further noise surveys of this type will be undertaken at 5, 10 and 15 years following this year 1 assessment.

Noise insulation grants may be offered under exceptional circumstances for qualifying properties under the Noise Insulation (Scotland) Regulations 1975. Further information can be found at the following link: https://www.transport.gov.scot/publication/noise-from-roads/

A summarised version of the results is available at the following link.

Year 1 Noise Survey Data

Compensation Claims

Under Part I of the Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973 (as amended) there is a right to compensation in respect of any depreciation of more than £50 in the value of certain interests in land caused by the use of the new or altered roads resulting from specified physical factors (noise, vibration, smell, fumes, smoke and artificial lighting and the discharge onto the land in respect of which the claim is made of any solid or liquid substance).

Compensation is assessed by reference to prices current at the date 12 months after the road was first open to public traffic, i.e. the “first claim day”. Claims should be made within 5 years from the first claim day. However, if an interest is disposed of or (insofar as the interest is in land which is not a dwelling) a tenancy is granted, the claim must be made before such disposal or grant of tenancy.

The M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements project opened for use by public traffic on 1 June 2017, therefore the relevant date for the purposes of part 1 Claims (i.e. first claim day) is 1 June 2018.

Interests qualifying for compensation are specified in section 2 of the above mentioned Act and there are special provisions relating to claims by heritable creditors, trustees and persons acquiring relevant interests by inheritance. However, no compensation can be paid under Part I where part of a property has been acquired for the purpose of constructing or altering the road.

Any person entitled to a qualifying interest who considers he or she has a claim under the said provision should submit their claim to info@transport.gov.scot, addressing the Design Administration Team, Major Projects on or after the first claim day as noted above.

Claim for compensation form