Public notice - Poynton Relief Road Acquisition of land

Department for transport highways act 1980 and acquisition of land act 1981

NOTICE is hereby given that Public Local Inquires in connection with the Orders mentioned below will be held by an Inspector appointed for the purpose by the Secretary of State for Transport beginning at 10.00am on Tuesday 20 November 2018 at:

Macclesfield Town Hall
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10 1EA

To hear representations from remaining objectors (as defined in the Compulsory Purchase (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 2007) and statutory objectors (as defined in the Highways (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 1994), from any other persons having an interest in the land the subject of the Compulsory Purchase Order and, at his discretion, to hear representations from any other persons who may desire to appear and be heard.

The Orders are Orders which have been made by Cheshire East Borough Council under the above-mentioned Acts and submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport for confirmation and are:

The Cheshire East Borough Council and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (A523 Poynton Relief Road) (classified road) (side roads) order 2017. This is an Order under sections 8, 14 and 125 of the Highways Act 1980 which, if confirmed, will authorise Cheshire East Borough Council to:

(a) improve highways;

(b) stop up highways;

(c) construct new highways;

(d) stop up private means of access to premises; and

(e) provide new means of access to premises

all on or in the vicinity of the route of the classified road known as the A523 Poynton Relief Road which the Council is proposing to construct to connect into a junction with the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) (under construction) to the north-west of the A5149 Chester Road, generally south-eastwards for a distance of approximately 3kilometers to connect into a new roundabout junction linking to the A523 London Road and Adlington Golf Centre and including works to the existing A523 London Road to the south of the classified road.

The Cheshire East Borough Council and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (A523 Poynton Relief Road) compulsory purchase order 2017. This is an Order under sections 8, 239, 240, 246, 250 and 260 of the Highways Act 1980 which, if confirmed, will authorise Cheshire East Borough Council to purchase compulsorily the land and the new rights over land described therein for the purposes of:-

(1) the construction and improvement of the following highways in the area of the acquiring authority and in the Parish of Stockport in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport:

(a) a new junction with the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (under construction) at the Bramhall Oil Terminal Junction to the north-west of the A5149 Chester Road classified road (“the A6-MARR Junction”);

(b) a new road from the A6-MARR Junction travelling in a south-east direction under:

(i) a new bridge carrying the A5149 Chester Road classified road;

(ii) a new bridge providing a public right of way and access to the property known as Lostockhall Farm; and

(iii) a new bridge providing a public right of way and access to the property known as Shirdfold Farm, to a new roundabout to the west of the A523 London Road classified road (“the Southern Junction Roundabout”);

(c) a highway from the Southern Junction Roundabout travelling south eastwards and then southwards to the A523 London Road classified road;

together referred to as “the classified road”;

(2) the improvement in the area of the acquiring authority of the A523 London Road classified road travelling south from the classified road:

(a) to the north and south of its junction with Mill Lane to the west and Brookledge Lane to the east, together with improvements to those roads; and

(b) to the north and south of its junction with the B5358 Bonis Hall Lane to the west, together with improvements to that road

(3) the construction and improvement of highways to connect the classified road to the existing road system:

(a) at the A6-MARR Junction;

(b) at the Southern Junction Roundabout; and

(c) the construction of other new highways and the improvement of existing highways in the vicinity of the route of the classified road

All in pursuance of the Cheshire East Borough Council and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (A523 Poynton Relief Road) (Classified Road) (Side Roads) Order 2017 (“the Side Roads Order”);

(4) the provision of new means of access to premises in pursuance of the Side Roads Order;

(5) the construction of works for the drainage of the classified road and the new and improved highways;

(6) the carrying out of works in non-navigable watercourses including an unnamed tributary of the watercourse known as the Red Brook in connection with the classified road and the new and improved highways;

(7) mitigating the adverse effects which the existence of the highways proposed to be constructed or improved will have on the surroundings thereof; and

(8) the use by the acquiring authority in connection with the construction and improvement of highways, the provision of new means of access and the mitigation of adverse effects

Copies of the above-mentioned Orders and of the plans referred to therein have been deposited and may be seen at all reasonable hours free of charge at:

Inquiry docs locations
Poynton Macclesfield Bramhall Stockport 
Poynton Library
Park Lane
Poynton
Cheshire
SK12 1RB
Macclesfield Town Hall
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10 1EA 
Bramhall Library
49 Bramhall Lane South
Bramhall
Stockport
SK7 2DU 
Stockport Town Hall
Edward Street
Stockport
SK1 3XE 

Copies of any proofs of evidence, sent to or by the promoting authority, are also available for inspection at the above locations from 29 October 2018. Documents will also be available to view on the Council’s project web page 

PROCEEDINGS on the above-mentioned Orders are being taken concurrently by virtue of section 257 of the Highways Act 1980.

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT hereby directs that any person who intends to submit at the Inquiries that any highway or proposed highway to which the Orders, or either of them, relate should follow an alternative route, or that,instead of improving, diverting or altering a highway to which the Orders, or either of them, relate, a new highway should be constructed on a particular route, shall send to him at:

Department for Transport
National Transport Casework Team
Tyneside House
Skinnerburn Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7AR

not later than 29 October 2018, sufficient information about the alternative route or the route of the new highway, as the case may be, to enable it to be identified. Failure to comply with this direction will entitle the Secretary of State and the person holding the Inquiries to disregard so much of any objection as consists of such a submission.

G Patrick
Department for Transport
Tyneside House
Skinnerburn Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7AR

11 September 2018
Ref: NATTRAN/NW/LAO/146