Decision details

A417 Missing Link Development Consent Order (DCO) process

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek Cabinet Member authorisation to formally delegate to GCC officers’ authority to represent the Council through the Development Consent Order (“DCO”) process in respect of the A417 Missing Link project.



In coming to this decision, I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.


Having fully considered all of the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:


·         Delegate authority to the Officers set out in Appendix A of the report to:

o   Respond formally on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council (as a statutory consultee) and all other parties (The Joint Council) to the DCO in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning;

o   Appear at the Examination in Public and make representations concerning the A417 Missing Link in accordance with the Council’s responses to the consultation; and


·         Ratify prior officer decisions made in respect of consultation and DCO process in respect of the project as set out in this report.


For the reasons set out in the report.



Publication date: 18/11/2021

Date of decision: 18/11/2021

Effective from: 26/11/2021

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