Issue details

Cottam Parkway - Approval for Use of Powers and Preparation of Various Orders and Schemes including Compulsory Purchase Order

Design work and the progression of the planning application has commenced for the Cottam Parkway railway station and new access road.  In order 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 have commenced with 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 and Town and Country Planning Act 1990, 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. Other Schemes and Orders under the Highways Act will also be required to enable the construction of a bridge over the canal navigable waters.


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

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £1,700,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Preston South West; Preston West;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 3 Dec 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Contact: Joanne Hudson Email: Tel: 07772 112959.

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