Decision details

The Wokingham Borough Council (Arborfield Cross Relief Road) Compulsory Purchase Order

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose:  That the Executive consider making a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for the acquisition of all land and interests to deliver the new Arborfield Relief Road ("ACRR")




1)        the Council make a compulsory purchase order ("CPO") for the acquisition of land and interests which are not already owned by the Council and new rights within the area as shown indicatively edged red on the draft plan at Appendix 1 of the report ("the Site") pursuant to sections 239, 240, 246, 250 and 260 of the Highways Act 1980 and section 13 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981;


2)        the Interim Director of Environment, in consultation with the Leader and Executive Member for Strategic Highways and Planning, be authorised to:


(a)         continue to take all necessary steps to secure the making, the confirmation and, in accordance with a programme approved by the Executive, the implementation of the CPO including land referencing, serving any requisitions for information, preparing all necessary documentation (including the CPO, the Order Plan and the Statement of Reasons), publication and service of all relative notices, submission of the CPO to the Secretary of State for confirmation, and the presentation of the Council's case at any Public Inquiry; and


(b)         approve terms for the acquisition of legal interests (including rights) by agreement including for the purposes of resolving any objections  to the CPO and acquire all interests in the Site either compulsorily or by agreement;


(c)          deal with objections to the CPO including agreeing terms for the withdrawal of objections and where possible or necessary enter into compromise agreements;


(d)         remove from the CPO any plot or interest no longer required to be acquired compulsorily and to amend the interests scheduled in the CPO (if so advised);


(e)         make amendments to the boundaries of the interests to be acquired if necessary;


(f)           make any amendments to the Statement of Reasons annexed at Appendix 2 to the report as are considered necessary prior to its submission to the Secretary of State;


(g)         confirm the CPO if granted the power to do so by the Secretary of State; and


(h)         exercise the compulsory purchase powers authorised by the CPO by way of General Vesting Declaration[s] and/or notice to treat.

Wards Affected: Arborfield;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC1012

Contact: Bruce Hickman Email: Tel: 0118 974 6491.

Report author: Bruce Hickman

Publication date: 29/03/2018

Date of decision: 29/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 29/03/2018 - Executive

Effective from: 10/04/2018

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