A601(M) Carnforth Link Revocation of Special Road Scheme
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Lancaster City Council's Planning Committee has approved an application to develop land adjacent to the A601(M) south of Junction 35 near Carnforth for a car showroom, with vehicular access taken from the A601(M). The A601(M) is designated a special road and covered by motorway regulations. The county council considers that this short section of special road no longer needs to be a special road, and proposes to seek an agreement with the developer to meet the costs of a Scheme to revoke this special road designation along with the removal of motorway regulations, and reclassify the road as an all-purpose 'B' road. The developer has indicated his willingness to cover the costs.
To expedite this change and to enable the development to progress at the earliest opportunity, it is proposed that the special road designation of only part of the A601(M), between the B6254 Kellet Road and the M6 Junction 35 roundabout, and the Junction 35 roundabout itself, be revoked. This is the length the developer requires access to. In order to maintain a safe environment on the affected highways and to deter vehicles from stopping on the carriageway, existing prohibitions will be retained using Traffic Regulation Orders. Appendix 'B' includes a schematic of the overall approach proposed.
Cabinet approved the recommendations as set out in the report.
Date of decision: 03/12/2018
Effective from: 07/12/2018