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
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.
- 17/05/2022 - PROW – Copmathorpe Level Crossing Closure, proposed diversion of Public Footpath Copmathorpe No2
- 17/05/2022 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport PROW – Copmanthorpe Level Crossing Closure, proposed diversion of Public Footpath Copmanthorpe No2 17/05/2022