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Decision details

York Outer Ring Road Phase 1 Dualling - Resolution in principle to promote a Compulsory Purchase Order and associated Side Roads Order.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: to provide an update on the progress of the YORR upgrade project and next steps in the process of securing land for the York Outer Ring Road project including preparation of a Compulsory Purchase Order.

The Executive will be asked to approve the preparation of a CPO for the land required for the YORR Phase 1 Dualling. A separate report is to be brought before the Executive concerning the outcome of the consultation process once complete.


Resolved:  (i)      That the general progress made on the YORR Phase 1 Dualling Scheme (the Scheme) be noted.


                   (ii)      That the principle of pursuing a CPO using powers contained in Part XII of the Highways Act 1980 to acquire the land required to deliver the Scheme (A19 Rawcliffe to A1036 Little Hopgrove) be approved.


Reason:     To enable officers to continue to prepare the documentation necessary to make the Order and, should continuing negotiations to acquire the land not be successful, to bring a report to a future Executive meeting requesting authority to make the Order.


                   (iii)     That the principle of pursuing a Side Roads Order under Sections 14 and 125 of the Highways Act 1980 to carry out works to the highway in association with the proposals for the CPO be approved.


                   (iv)    That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director of Transport, Highways & Environment to take all necessary steps to prepare to make the CPO referred to above, this delegation to include:

·        negotiation of easements and temporary rights where freehold ownership is not required e.g. for drainage purposes, or temporary occupation for the construction works; and

·        obtaining the release/extinguishment of, or variation of, any third party rights over affected land (for example a third party might have a right of way over land which needs to be acquired).


Reason:     To ensure that the council is in a position to make the Order as soon as practicable in the event that the making of a final Order is approved.

Report author: Gary Frost

Publication date: 19/03/2021

Date of decision: 18/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 23/03/2021

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