PROW: Public Footpath Copmanthorpe No 2. Proposed closure of Copmanthorpe Level Crossing - update
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.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Decision Made
Wards affected: Copmanthorpe Ward;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/02/2023
Decision due: 14/03/23 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: email@example.com.
Once Network Rail submits the TWA application to the SoS to close
the level crossing and divert the footpath, the council’s
role is purely that of a statutory consultee. Copmanthorpe Parish Council and the landowners
affected by the application are also statutory consultees. The
public may also make representations or objections.
If an objection is received from a statutory consultee the matter will be determined by an independent inspector either through written representations or at public inquiry.
Consultation has already been carried out by Network Rail in regard to their preferred options for diverting the footpath. This was carried out as part of the original HAs119A application to divert the path. Network Rail’s TWA application to the SoS will include a Consultation Report, which is likely to include the results of this previous consultation exercise.
Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be considered as part of the report.
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