Decision details

PROW: Public Footpath Copmanthorpe No 2. Proposed closure of Copmanthorpe Level Crossing - update

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport, Executive Member for Transport

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: An update on the proposed closure of the level crossing at Copmanthorpe and subsequent diversion of Public footpath, Copmanthorpe No 2. It is likely that Network Rail are proposing to submit an application under the provisions of the Transport and Works Act 1992 (TWA) in March, to close the level crossing at Copmanthorpe and divert public footpath, Copmanthorpe No 2 via a stepped footbridge at Beckets Crossing. Applications made under the TWA are submitted directly to the Secretary of State for Transport (SoS), not to the council. The council’s role is that of statutory consultee. If the council objects to the proposal the matter will be decided either through written representations or at public inquiry. Other statutory consultees include the Parish Council and affected landowners.

The Executive Member will be asked to consider the report and comment on the authority’s response to the TWA application, taking in account officer and legal advice.




                          i.        To delegate authority to the Director for Environment, Transport and Planning in consultation with the Executive Member for Transport, in accordance with paragraphs 15 or 16 of this report (as the case may be), to:

a) formulate and submit an objection to the TWA Order; or

b) formulate and submit a representation in support of the TWA Order; or

c) submit a representation that neither supports nor objects to the TWA Order i.e. effectively adopt a neutral position with no positive case in relation to the principle of the TWA Order.


Reason:     So that an outline decision can be made to Network Rail’s TWA Order application before the restrictions of the pre-election period come into effect, by giving specific delegation to an Officer to complete and submit the detail of the relevant submission on behalf of the Council, within the 6 week statutory consultation period, or to review that decision if circumstances change.



Report author: Alison Newbould

Publication date: 14/03/2023

Date of decision: 14/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2023 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

Effective from: 17/03/2023

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