Agenda item

Worcester City Council (Shrub Hill Quarter Shared Use Link) (Pheasant Street to Cromwell Street, Worcester) Compulsory Purchase Order 2024

1.     To make the Worcester City Council (Shrub Hill Quarter Shared Use Link) (Pheasant Street to Cromwell Street, Worcester) Compulsory Purchase Order 2024 ("the Order") under Section 226 (1) (a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Section 13 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 for the acquisition of (i) all interests in land (which are not already owned by Worcester City Council and or Worcestershire County Council) and (ii) new rights within the areas shown coloured pink and edged red and coloured and edged blue on the plan to be displayed at the meeting and appended to this report at Appendix A (the “Order Plan”) for the purposes of delivering a new shared use route between Pheasant Street to Cromwell Street with the intention that such route will be adopted by the County Council following the construction of such as highway maintainable at the public expense;

 

2.   To note that the Order plan drawing no 081_ARDG_WSH_LP shows areas edged red and coloured pink where the intention is for the acquisition of all interests in land other than those of the Worcester City Council and or the County Council, and areas coloured blue where the intention is for acquisition of new rights in land only;

 

3.   To authorise the Corporate Director Planning and Governance and the Corporate Director Finance and Resources to:

 

(i)   take all necessary steps as soon as is reasonably practical to secure the making, confirmation and implementation of the Order including land referencing, serving any requisitions for information, preparing all necessary documentation (including the Order, the Order Plan and the Statement of Reasons), submission of the Order to the Secretary of State for confirmation the publication and service of all notices and the preparation and presentation of the Council's case at any Public Inquiry;

 

(ii)  acquire all interests in land (shown edged red and shaded pink on the Order Plan) and new rights within the areas shown blue on the Order Plan either by agreement or compulsorily including prior to the making of the Order;

 

(iii)deal with objections to the Order including approving agreements with landowners setting out the terms for the withdrawal of objections to the Order, including where appropriate seeking exclusion of land or new rights from the Order;

 

(iv)Make minor or technical amendments to the boundaries of the Order Plan if necessary;

 

(v)  Confirm the Order if granted the power to do so by the Secretary of State;

 

(vi)exercise the compulsory purchase powers authorised by the Order by way of General Vesting Declaration[s] and/or notice to treat/notice of entry; and

 

(vii)    if the CPO is confirmed to settle the compensation payable in acquiring any of the interests referred to within the Order.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on a proposal to acquire land to facilitate the creation of a shared use link to create direct access from Shrub Hill Station to St Martin’s Quarter. The Head of Property Services presented the report and explained that the link was an important part of enabling the first phase of the regeneration of Shrub Hill.

 

Committee Members acknowledged that the construction of a new shared use route for pedestrians and cyclists is an important feature of the Shrub Hill project and expressed support for the proposal for a Compulsory Purchase Order.

 

RESOLVED: That the Committee agree to:

 

1.    make the Worcester City Council (Shrub Hill Quarter Shared Use Link) (Pheasant Street to Cromwell Street, Worcester) Compulsory Purchase Order 2024 ("the Order") under Section 226 (1) (a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Section 13 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 for the acquisition of (i) all interests in land (which are not already owned by Worcester City Council and or Worcestershire County Council) and (ii) new rights within the areas shown coloured pink and edged red and coloured and edged blue on the plan to be displayed at the meeting and appended to this report at Appendix A (the “Order Plan”) for the purposes of delivering a new shared use route between Pheasant Street to Cromwell Street with the intention that such route will be adopted by the County Council following the construction of such as highway maintainable at the public expense;

 

2.   note that the Order plan drawing no 081_ARDG_WSH_LP shows areas edged red and coloured pink where the intention is for the acquisition of all interests in land other than those of the Worcester City Council and or the County Council, and areas coloured blue where the intention is for acquisition of new rights in land only;

 

3.   authorise the Corporate Director - Planning and Governance and the Corporate Director - Finance and Resources to:

 

(i)    take all necessary steps as soon as is reasonably practical to secure the making, confirmation and implementation of the Order including land referencing, serving any requisitions for information, preparing all necessary documentation (including the Order, the Order Plan and the Statement of Reasons), submission of the Order to the Secretary of State for confirmation the publication and service of all notices and the preparation and presentation of the Council's case at any Public Inquiry;

 

(ii)   acquire all interests in land (shown edged red and shaded pink on the Order Plan) and new rights within the areas shown blue on the Order Plan either by agreement or compulsorily including prior to the making of the Order;

 

(iii)  deal with objections to the Order including approving agreements with landowners setting out the terms for the withdrawal of objections to the Order, including where appropriate seeking exclusion of land or new rights from the Order;

 

(iv) make minor or technical amendments to the boundaries of the Order Plan if necessary;

 

(v)   confirm the Order if granted the power to do so by the Secretary of State;

 

(vi)  exercise the compulsory purchase powers authorised by the Order by way of General Vesting Declaration[s] and/or notice to treat/notice of entry; and

 

(vii) if the CPO is confirmed to settle the compensation payable in acquiring any of the interests referred to within the Order.

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