Decision details

Stockport Interchange, Land Acquisition at Exchange Street Compulsory Purchase Order Resolution

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Approval is sought ‘in principle’ from the Cabinet for the Council to acquire compulsorily land and existing rights and interests where agreement cannot be reached to implement a scheme to create an important pedestrian access between the Interchange building and Stockport Railway Station consisting of a bridge over Daw Bank and associated pedestrian/cycle route to Station Road.

Decision:

The Cabinet has considered a proposal to acquire compulsorily, pursuant to and in accordance with the “Guidance on Compulsory purchase process and The Crichel Down Rules” issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government in 2019, land and existing rights and interests where agreement cannot be reached to implement a scheme to create an important pedestrian access between the Interchange building and Stockport Railway Station consisting of a bridge over Daw Bank and associated pedestrian / cycle route to Station Road; and has:-

 

(i) agreed in principle to the use of Compulsory Purchase Powers, if necessary, to acquire land and existing rights and interests in the proposed order land, where acquisition by agreement is not possible;

 

(ii) agreed to authorise officers to take all necessary steps to commence the process for the making, confirmation and implementation of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO), including securing the appointment of suitable external advisors and preparing all necessary CPO documentation;

 

(iii) noted that  further report will be presented to the Cabinet to approve the making of a CPO and to confirm the extend of the order land to be acquired following the finalisation of the necessary preparation work; and

 

(iv) agreed that any trees removed as part of the implementation scheme shall be replaced in accordance with the Council’s approved Tree Management Policy.

Alternative options considered:

None.

Reason Key: Significant expenditure or savings;

Wards Affected: Brinnington & Central;

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: n/a

Decision Reference: CAB201

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None

Forward Plan Reference: E&R42

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Principles and Outline have been presented to the Economy and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee.

Contact: Paul Richards, Service Director, Development and Regeneration Email: paul.richards@stockport.gov.uk Tel: 0161-474-2940.

Report author: Robert Goulsbra

Publication date: 08/01/2020

Date of decision: 06/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/01/2020

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