Enquiry received via email

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

02 April 2014
Cambridgeshire County Council - Richard Pitt


I have been asked to check whether the Highways Agency still need consent under Land Drainage Act Section 23 from the Councils Flood Team for all the culverts on the A14 bypass/improvements or whether the DCO order will supersede any requirement for it.

Advice given

Item 32 in the schedule to the Miscellanous Prescribed Provisions Regulations 2010 identifies s23 of the Land Drainage Act 1991 as being a consent which may be included in a DCO as a deemed consent, with the agreement of the consenting authority.
As such you should seek the Environment Agency's advice on their approach to s23 of the LD Act in the context of the draft A14 DCO.