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York Outer Ring Road –Phase 1 Dualling – Resolution for preparation of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO)

19/03/2021 - York Outer Ring Road Phase 1 Dualling - Resolution in principle to promote a Compulsory Purchase Order and associated Side Roads Order.

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.


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