Issue details

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:

Consultation process

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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