A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme

Enquiry received via email

A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme

31 May 2018
Highways England - anon.

Enquiry

Response to actions arising from the draft document feedback and project update meeting held on 30 May 2018.

Advice given

1. You asked for an example(s) of a good Statement of Reasons. I would first caveat that we haven’t really seen a ‘belt and braces’ SoR which hasn’t required a degree of examination to a greater or lesser extent. That said, the SoR for North London Heat and Power may be helpful if you’re looking for a steer - it is particularly helpful in respect of the detail/justification provided in its plot-by-plot approach to establishing need: attachment 1
2. You asked for examples of Land Plans in which insets had been used to articulate concentrations of smaller plots. These are helpfully applied in, amongst others, the Land Plans for:
o Thames Tideway Tunnel: attachment 2
o Norwich Northern Distributor Road: attachment 3
3. You asked for examples of the observations we made in respect of the landmarks used in the descriptions of some plots in the BoR, and their apparent absence from the Land Plans. The following landmarks are used in the BoR but are not annotated on the corresponding Land Plan sheets:
o ‘Blackwater Roundabout’ on Land Plan sheet 1 (Plots 1/1f, 1/1h and 1/1j)
o ‘Greenacres Farm’ on Land Plan sheet 1 (Plot 1/7)
o ‘Silverdene Farm’ on Land Plan sheet 2 (Plot 2/2)
4. John asked for clarification in respect of question nos. 16 and 19 of the draft DCO and EM commentary:
o Question no. 16 re. A24: simply that the Article only provides for extinguishment, but the Schedule title (and content) refers also to provision of new highways and private means of access. Which is right?
o Question no. 19 re. A34: we now note that there is a definition of ‘public utility undertaker’ in A34(4) as meaning gas, water electricity and sewerage undertakers – although those terms should perhaps also be defined?


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