Compulsory purchase order, side road orders and public inquiry

The next stage in the development of the CLR is the acquisition of land to enable the scheme to be built. In parallel with negotiations to acquire land voluntarily a Compulsory Purchase Process has been initiated along with a Side Roads Order (SRO) to create and amend the necessary highway rights required to deliver the scheme.

The Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) and Side Roads Orders (SRO) notices were made on the 14 October 2016.

A Public Inquiry has now been convened to consider the objections on the 16 May to 26 May 2017 at Congleton Town hall.

The draft programme for the Inquiry (PDF, 168KB). The programme and order of appearances may change during the Inquiry.  Interested parties can contact the Programme Officer for further updates:

Inquiry documents

Copies of these documents may also be inspected on weekdays between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm (4:30pm on Fridays and excluding bank holidays) from the 3 February 2017 until the start of the Public Inquiry at Congleton Library or the Council’s offices at Westfields, Sandbach.