Statutory Order details

Full description of the Orders and supporting documents

North West Crewe Package

Following the Council’s making of statutory orders on 11 August 2020, the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed with modifications the following statutory orders on 30 April 2021:

  • The Cheshire East Council (North West Crewe Package) Compulsory Purchase Order 2020
  • The Cheshire East Council (A530 Middlewich Road Classified Road) (Side Roads) Order 2020
  • The Cheshire East Council (B5076 Flowers Lane Classified Road) (Side Roads) Order 2020
  • The Cheshire East Council (B5076 Flowers Lane Classified Road Fairfield Roundabout) (Side Roads) Order 2020

These orders are required in order to facilitate the construction of the North West Crewe Package highway scheme and start the formal process of obtaining powers to construct and improve the highway network, including using powers of compulsory purchase where necessary to acquire the necessary land as a matter of last resort.

Copies of notices of confirmation have been sent to everyone that the Council is aware has an interest in the land required for the NWCP , posted on the  NWCP location site and lodged in the local press.

If you want to inspect the documents

Copies of the confirmed modified Orders and of the plans may be inspected free of charge between the hours of 9:00-18:00 Monday to Friday, and from 9:00-13:00 on Saturdays at:

Crewe Library
Lifestyle Centre
Moss Square

Please note that these timings are subject to change due to Covid-19 safety restrictions and guidance and should be checked with Crewe Library before attending in person.  If you wish to view the documents but are not able to inspect them in person due to Covid-19 safety restrictions and guidance, they can be accessed below.

Compulsory Purchase Order Documents

  1. Confirmed CPO with modifications (PDF, 26.5MB)
  2. Replaced CPO Map (PDF, 16MB)
  3. Confirmed CPO Map with modifications (PDF, 16MB)
  4. CPO Notice of Confirmation (PDF, 151KB)

Side Roads Order Documents

  1. Confirmed SRO – Middlewich Road with - modifications (PDF, 2.8MB)
  2. Confirmed SRO Plan – Middlewich Road - with modifications (PDF, 14.2MB)
  3. Confirmed SRO and Plan – Flowers Lane - with modifications (PDF, 3MB)
  4. Confirmed SRO and Plan – Fairfield Roundabout - with modifications (PDF, 2.8MB)
  5. SRO Notice of confirmation (PDF, 126KB)

Statement of Reasons

The Council has a Joint Statement of Reasons, which relates to the Compulsory Purchase Order and the three Side Roads Orders equally and explains the need for and reasoning behind the Orders.  This document and its appendices can be accessed below (please note that appendices 1-3 are the Orders and Order plans listed above and so are not repeated here again).

General vesting declaration

Judicial Challenge Period

A copy of the statutory notice for the confirmation of the  CPO was published in the Crewe Chronicle on 19 May 2021, as well as being put up on the  NWCP site and sent to the parties impacted by the scheme. A copy of the statutory notice for the Side Roads Orders was published in the Crewe Chronicle and the London Gazette on 19 May 2021, as well as being put up on the  NWCP site and sent to the parties impacted by the Side Roads Order proposals.

Any person aggrieved by the  CPO may, by application to the High Court within 6 weeks from 19 May 2021, challenge its validity under section 23 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981. The grounds for challenge can be that the authorisation granted by the order is not empowered to be granted or that there has been a failure to comply with any relevant statutory requirement relating to the CPO .

Any person aggrieved by or desiring to question the validity of any provision within all or any of the Side Roads Orders on the grounds that it is not within the powers of the Highways Act 1980 or that any requirement of regulation made has not been complied with may, within 6 weeks of 19 May 2021, apply to the High Court for the suspension of quashing of all or any of the Side Roads Orders or of any provision included.

What will happen next

Should any judicial challenge be made within the 6 week period from 19 May 2021, such challenge will be considered by the High Court and action taken accordingly.  In the event that no challenge is made, the  CPO and the Side Roads Orders will be free from the ability for a challenge to be brought.  The Orders will all take effect from 19 May 2021 and the Council will have 3 years within which to acquire the land included in the confirmed and modified CPO .

I have land in the scheme – what do I do?

The Council wishes to continue to negotiate with landowning parties and those with an interest in the site to try to acquire the land necessary for the scheme by agreement where possible, and will only seek to use compulsory purchase powers as a matter of last resort.  Any parties impacted by the scheme should have already been contacted by the Council’s appointed land agent, Sanderson Weatherall, and will have had a pack of documents served on them.  These documents will detail next steps to be taken and relevant contacts to discuss the scheme.

Any queries regarding the scheme should be addressed to:

Disclaimer: the PDF documents on this page are direct from the government and in some cases contain hand written amendments; they are not fully accessible to screen reader technology.

Page last reviewed: 16 September 2022