The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Development Consent Order 2016

Publication Date:January 01, 2016
 
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2016No. 547

INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING

The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Development Consent Order 2016

11thMay2016

1stJune2016

An application has been made to the Secretary of State, under section 37 of the Planning Act 2008( 1) (‘the 2008 Act’) in accordance with the Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedure) Regulations 2009( 2) for an Order granting development consent.

The application was examined by a Panel of four members (‘the Panel’) (appointed by the Secretary of State) in accordance with Chapter 3 of Part 6 of the 2008 Act and carried out in accordance with Chapter 4 of Part 6 of the 2008 Act, and the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010( 3).

The Panel, having examined the application with the documents that accompanied the application, and the representations made and not withdrawn, has, in accordance with section 83(1) of the 2008 Act, made a report and recommendation to the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State, having considered the representations made and not withdrawn, and the report of the Panel, has decided to make an Order granting development consent for the development described in the application with modifications which in the opinion of the Secretary of State do not make any substantial changes to the proposals comprised in the application.

In accordance with section 131(5) of the 2008 Act, the Secretary of State is satisfied, having considered the report and recommendation of the Panel, that the parcels of common, open space or fuel or field garden allotment land comprised within the Order land are less than 200 square metres in extent individually, or that this land is required for the widening or drainage of an existing highway or partly for the widening and partly for the drainage of such a highway, and that the giving in exchange of other land is unnecessary, whether in the interests of the persons, if any, entitled to rights of common or other rights or in the interests of the public.

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 114, 115, 117, 120 and 122 of, and paragraphs 1 to 4, 10 to 17, 19 to 22, 26, 33, 36 and 37 of Part 1 of Schedule 5 to, the 2008 Act, makes the following Order—

PART 1

PRELIMINARY

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Development Consent Order 2016 and comes into force on 1st June 2016.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order—

‘the 1961 Act’ means the Land Compensation Act 1961( 4);

‘the 1965 Act’ means the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965( 5);

‘the 1980 Act’ means the Highways Act 1980( 6);

‘the 1981 Act’ means the Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981( 7);

‘the 1984 Act’ means the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984( 8);

‘the 1990 Act’ means the Town and Country Planning Act 1990( 9);

‘the 1991 Act’ means the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991( 10);

‘the 2008 Act’ means the Planning Act 2008( 11);

‘address’ includes any number or address for the purposes of electronic transmission;

‘apparatus’ has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the 1991 Act;

‘the authorised development’ means the development and associated development described in Schedule 1 (authorised development) and any other development authorised by this Order, which is development within the meaning of section 32 (meaning of development) of the 2008 Act;

‘the book of reference’ means the document of that description set out in Schedule 10 (documents to be certified) certified by the Secretary of State as the book of reference for the purposes of this Order;

‘the borrow pits’ means the borrow pits shown on the engineering section drawings and the works plans;

‘bridleway’ has the same meaning as in the 1980 Act;

‘building’ includes any structure or erection or any part of a building, structure or erection;

‘carriageway’ has the same meaning as in the 1980 Act;

‘the classification of roads plans’ means the plans of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the classification of roads plans for the purposes of this Order;

‘construct’ includes execute, place, alter, replace, relay and remove and ‘construction’ is to be construed accordingly;

‘the Crown land plans’ means the plans of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the Crown land plans for the purposes of this Order;

‘cycle track’ has the same meaning as in section 329(1) (further provisions as to interpretation) of the 1980 Act( 12);

‘cycleway’ means a way constituting or comprised in a highway, being a way over which the public have the following, but no other, rights of way, that is to say, a right of way on pedal cycles (other than pedal cycles which are motor vehicles within the meaning of the Road Traffic Act 1988) with a right of way on foot and a right of way on horseback or leading a horse;

‘the de-trunking plans’ means the plans of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the de-trunking plans for the purposes of this Order;

‘electronic transmission’ means a communication transmitted—

(a) by means of an electronic communications network; or

(b) by other means but while in electronic form;

‘the engineering section drawings’ means the documents of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the engineering section drawings for the purposes of this Order;

‘the environmental statement’ means the documents of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the environmental statement for the purposes of this Order;

‘equestrian track’ means a way constituting or comprised in a highway, being a way over which the public have the following, but no other, rights of way, that is to say on horseback or leading a horse;

‘the flood compensation areas’ means the flood compensation areas shown on the engineering section drawings and the works plans;

‘footpath’ and ‘footway’ have the same meaning as in the 1980 Act;

‘the general arrangement drawings’ means the drawings of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the general arrangement drawings for the purposes of this Order;

‘highway’, ‘highway authority’ and ‘local highway authority’ have the same meaning as in the 1980 Act;

‘the land plans’ means the plans of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the land plans for the purposes of this Order;

‘the limits of deviation’ means the limits of deviation referred to in article 7 (limits of deviation);

‘maintain’ includes inspect, repair, adjust, alter, remove or reconstruct and any derivative of ‘maintain’ is to be construed accordingly;

‘NMU’ means non-motorised user;

‘the Order land’ means the land shown on the land plans which is within the limits of land to be acquired or used permanently or temporarily, and described in the book of reference;

‘the Order limits’ means the limits of deviation shown on the works plans, and the limits of land to be acquired or used permanently or temporarily shown on the land plans, within which the authorised development may be carried out;

‘owner’, in relation to land, has the same meaning as in section 7 (interpretation) of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981( 13);

‘the relevant planning authority’ means the local planning authority for the land and matter in question, being Cambridgeshire County Council, Huntingdonshire District Council or South Cambridgeshire District Council;

‘the rights of way and access plans’ means the plans of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the rights of way and access plans for the purposes of this Order;

‘the Secretary of State’ means (except where that expression appears in article 44 (appeals)) the Secretary of State for Transport;

‘the special category land plans’ means the plans of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the special category land plans for the purposes of this Order;

‘special road’ means a highway which is a special road in accordance with section 16 (general provisions as to special roads) of the 1980 Act or by virtue of an order granting development consent;

‘statutory undertaker’ means any statutory undertaker for the purposes of section 127(8) (statutory undertakers' land) of the 2008 Act;

‘street’ means a street within the meaning of section 48 (streets, street works and undertakers) of the 1991 Act, together with land on the verge of a street or between two carriageways, and includes part of a street;

‘street authority’, in relation to a street, has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the 1991 Act;

‘traffic authority’ has the same meaning as in section 121A (traffic authorities) of the 1984 Act;

‘the traffic regulation measures plans’ means the plans of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the traffic regulation measures plans for the purposes of this Order;

‘the tribunal’ means the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal;

‘trunk road’ means a highway which is a trunk road by virtue of—

(a) section 10 or 19(1) of the 1980 Act (provisions as to trunk roads);

(b) an order made or direction given under section 10 of that Act;

(c) an order granting development consent; or

(d) any other enactment;

‘the variation of special road status plans’ means the plans of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the variation of special road status plans for the purposes of this Order;

‘watercourse’ includes all rivers, streams, ditches, drains, canals, cuts, culverts, dykes, sluices, sewers and passages through which water flows except a public sewer or drain;

‘the works plans’ means the plans of that description set out in Schedule 10 certified by the Secretary of State as the works plans for the purposes of this Order; and

‘the undertaker’ means Highways England Company...

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