Transport Acts

Transport and Works Act 1992TRANSPORT AND WORKS ACT 1992-1.90487752.480271B3 3HQB193SD2003-04-25B33HQSW1P4DR2003-03-14The City of Westminster-1.89975252.487225B19 3SDPlanning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990The City of Birmingham-0.12930351.494637SW1P 4DRTSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (known as Centro), of Centro House, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham B19 3SD, has applied to the First Secretary of State, under section 6 of the Transport and Works Act 1992, for the above-mentioned Order under sections 1 and 5 of that Act (“the TWA application”). The draft Order would authorise the Executive to construct, operate and maintain an extension of its light rail system known as Midland Metro in the City of Birmingham from a point near the existing St Paul’s Metro stop to a terminus at Hagley Road, Edgbaston via Colmore Circus Queensway, Bull Street, Corporation Street, Stephenson Place, Stephenson Street, Pinfold Street, Victoria Square, Paradise Street, Paradise Circus Queensway and Broad Street. The draft Order includes powers for: the construction of the works including alteration to streets; the temporary stopping-up of streets; the attaching of brackets and other apparatus to buildings; traffic regulation with respect to certain roads set out in Schedule 1 below, including the prohibition or restriction of parking, waiting or the loading or unloading of vehicles, provision as to the permitted direction of movement of vehicles, prohibition of vehicles remaining stationary, prohibition of vehicular access, and the revocation of traffic regulation orders so far as consequential on the intended proposals; the carrying out of safeguarding works; compulsory acquisition of land and rights in land including temporary use of land for the construction and maintenance of the works and the carrying out of accommodation works; the extinguishment of private rights of way and the stopping-up of certain private means of access; miscellaneous construction activities including the discharge of water and the surveying and investigation of land; and the operation and use of the system including provision in relation to charging fares, tree preservation orders, traffic signs, trespass and obstruction, and the application to it of certain provisions of the Midland Metro Acts 1989 to 1993. The West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive has also made applications to Birmingham City Council (“the Listed Building Applications”) for listed building consent under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 for the affixing of overhead line equipment catenaries to the listed buildings in Birmingham set out in Schedule 2 below. A copy of the application and the Listed Building Applications, and of all plans and other documents submitted with it, may be inspected, free of charge, at the following places and times (except bank holidays) from 14 March 2003 until 25 April 2003:

Place Times
Birmingham Central Library, 6th Floor, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ 9.00 am to 8.00 pm on Mondays to Fridays and 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on Saturdays, except on bank holidays
Birmingham City Council, Planning Department Reception (9th Floor), Alpha Tower, Suffolk Street, Queensway, Birmingham B1 1TU 8.45 am to 5.15 pm on Mondays to Thursdays and 8.45 am to 4.15 pm on Fridays
Centro, 4th Floor Reception, Centro House, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham B19 3SD 8.45 am to 5.15 pm on Mondays to Fridays, except on bank holidays
Copies of some of the application documents can also be viewed on Centro’s website Any objections to, or other representations about, the proposals in the application should be sent to the First Secretary of State, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, TWA Processing Unit, Zone 3/11, Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR, on or before 25 April 2003. An objection or representation MUST: (i) be received by the Secretary of State on or before 25 April 2003; (ii) be made in writing; (iii) state the grounds of the objection or representation; (iv) indicate who is making the objection or representation; and (v) give an address to which correspondence relating to the objection or representation may be sent. The Secretary of State may make objections and other representations public and will copy them to the applicant for the Order. All requests for further information and all notices or other documents required to be served upon the applicant in connection with the application may be sent to the Metro Development Manager, West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive, Centro House, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham B19 3SD. Winckworth Sherwood, Solicitors and Parliamentary Agents, on behalf of West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive. Schedule 1 Roads with respect to which traffic regulation provision is proposed In the City of Birmingham:
Bath Row Islington Row Middleway
Berkeley Street Lower Temple Street
Bishopgate Street New Street
Bridge Street Paradise Circus Queensway
Broad Street Paradise Street
Bull Street Pinfold Street
Cherry Street Ryland Street
Colmore Circus Queensway Sheepcote Street
Corporation Street Stephenson Place
Ethel Street Stephenson Street
Five Ways Underpass Suffolk Street Queensway
Granville Street Temple Row
Hagley Road Victoria Square
Hill Street
Unnamed street (south-west side of Novotel Hotel) lying between Sheepcote Street and Broad Street
Schedule 2 Listed buildings to which the listed building applications relate In the City of Birmingham: 1-13 Corporation Street Former cinema building, Ethel Street/Pinfold Street 80 New Street 84 New Street 88-91 New Street 128 New Street 45 Pinfold Street 47 Pinfold Street Victoria Square House, 1 Victoria Square 14 March 2003.