Decision details

A582/B5253 South Ribble Western Distributor and Realignment of Footpath Network - Approval for use of Powers and Preparation of Various Orders and Schemes including Compulsory Purchase Order

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


Design work and the progression of the planning application is ongoing for the dualling of the A582 and B5253 South Ribble Western Distributor.  To maintain programme milestones and to ensure the scheme can be delivered, it is essential that the county council has possession of all the necessary land.  Negotiations are ongoing with the landowners however, agreement may not be achievable in time or at all.  Consequently, it may be necessary to use Compulsory Purchase powers available to the county council, in particular under the Highways Act 1980, to acquire the land.


Additionally a Side Roads Order under the Highways Act 1980 will also be required to enable alterations to be made to the existing highways and private means of access. 


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.



The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.


Date of decision: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019