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Gloucester South West Bypass – Llanthony Road improvements; compulsory purchase order and ancillary orders

Meeting: 30/01/2019 - Cabinet (Item 10)

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To seek approval for Cabinet to:

(1) Authorise the making and submission of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to the Secretary of State to compulsorily acquire all land and rights shown as coloured pink on the plan for plot numbers 1 to 14 (Appendix A), required for the Gloucester South West Bypass (GSWB) Llanthony Road Improvement Scheme

(2) If required, to authorise the making and submission of a Side Road Order to the Secretary of State to make the necessary alterations to the public highways and private means of access affected by the GSWB Llanthony Road Improvement Scheme; and,

(3) Delegate authority to the Lead Commissioner; Highway Authority, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, to: make any other ancillary orders that might be required to successfully implement the scheme and to undertake the steps necessary to enable the orders identified above to be confirmed and implemented.

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Decision:

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

(1)  Authorise the making and submission of a CPO to the Secretary of State to compulsorily acquire all land and rights shown coloured pink on the plan for plot numbers 1 to 14 and shown in Appendix A, required for the Gloucester South West Bypass (GSWB) Llanthony Road Improvement Scheme 

 

(2)  Delegate authority to the Lead Commissioner; Highway Authority, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning to:

 

·         If required, authorise the making and submission of a Side Road Order to the Secretary of State (SoS) to make the necessary alterations to the public highways and private means of access affected by the GSWB Llanthony Road Improvement Scheme; and

 

·         Make any other ancillary orders that might be required to successfully implement the scheme and to undertake the steps necessary to enable the orders identified above to be confirmed and implemented

 

Minutes:

Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, declared a non-pecuniary interest and chose to leave the meeting for consideration of this item. Cllr Nigel Moor, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, chaired the meeting in Cllr Hawthorne’s absence.

 

Cllr Moor sought to authorise the making and submission of a Compulsory Purchase Order to the Secretary of State to compulsory acquire all land and rights required for the Gloucester South West Bypass Llanthony Road Improvement Scheme. The scheme is included in the County Council’s adopted Local Transport Plan.

 

Cllr Moor informed members that the Llanthony section of the Gloucester South West Bypass was the only section of the A430 not to have undergone improvement works. As a single carriageway, the road often forms a bottleneck, with significant traffic congestion experienced between Llanthony Road and St. Anne Way. The proposed scheme sought to widen the Llanthony section of the road along with refurbishment of traffic signals to maximise traffic flows and improvements to the side road junctions. The scheme to also include improvements to pedestrian crossing facilities as well as the widening of pedestrian and cycle facilities to link to existing facilities at either end of the scheme.

 

Cabinet was advised there would be no change to the total County Council highways capital grant allocation for the scheme agreed by Cabinet on 18 April 2018. The proposed scheme required the acquisition of third party land to allow the improvements to take place, including demolition of a number of commercial buildings in use. The land in question was currently in the ownership of various owners.

 

The land acquisition to be progressed via a ‘negotiated settlement route’ in parallel with a ‘compulsory purchase order’ route. Cllr Moor explained that, to take this approach provided the council with the flexibility of securing a mutually agreed settlement package for business and property owners combined with the added assurance of taking a compulsory purchase order route should officers be unable to complete the acquisition process via the negotiated route.

 

It was noted that consultation with relevant landowners and businesses had commenced and was ongoing. The aim of the consultation was to agree compensation values with landowners to enable the scheme to progress.

 

Outlining each of the recommendations, Cllr Moor drew attention to the Due Regard Statement that accompanied the agenda.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

(1)  Authorise the making and submission of a CPO to the Secretary of State to compulsorily acquire all land and rights shown coloured pink on the plan for plot numbers 1 to 14 and shown in Appendix A, required for the Gloucester South West Bypass (GSWB) Llanthony Road Improvement Scheme 

 

(2)  Delegate authority to the Lead Commissioner; Highway Authority, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning to:

 

·         If required, authorise the making and submission of a Side Road Order to the Secretary of State (SoS) to make the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10