Issue details

PROW – Copmanthorpe Level Crossing Closure, proposed diversion of Public Footpath Copmanthorpe No2

Purpose of Report: Network Rail are proposing to close the current level crossing in Copmanthorpe that carries Public Footpath, Copmanthorpe No 2 and ‘divert’ the footpath across a new stepped bridge which will be installed at the Beckett’s Crossing site to the north of the current crossing. The level crossing is to be closed due to Network Rail’s plans to increase both the speed and the number of trains in service across all 4 lines, which will create an increased safety risk to users of the footpath. Network Rail have submitted an application under s119A of the Highways Act 1980 to enable the above to take place. The report will include a EqIA to assess the proposal in the context of the Council’s responsibilities under the Equalities Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998.

The Executive Member will be asked to make a decision to either support the application and proceed to make the necessary order(s) to affect the requested diversion, or refuse it.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Copmanthorpe Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/04/2022

Decision due: 17/05/22 by Executive Member for Transport

Lead member: Executive Member for Transport

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Alison Newbould email:;.

Consultation process

Extensive consultation has been carried out by Network Rail in regard to their preferred options for diverting the footpath. If approval is given to proceed with the Network Rail’s diversion application, the making of
the order(s) will trigger statutory consultation on the proposal.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be completed as part of the report.


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