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 was convened to consider the objections on the 16 May to 26 May 2017 at Congleton Town hall.

Following the Public Inquiry, the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed the Orders, with modifications, on 20 March 2018. The confirmed CPO Order authorises the Council to compulsorily acquire the land and new rights over land required for the scheme.

The SRO , as confirmed, authorises the Council to:

(a) improve, divert, raise, lower or other alter lengths of highway;

(b) stop up lengths of highway;

(c) construct new lengths of highway;

(d) stop up private means of access; and

(e) provide new private means of access

Inquiry documents

Inspectors report

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