Transport Acts

Transport and Works Act 1992TRANSPORT AND WORKS ACT 1992-1.90487752.480271B3 3HQThe City of Westminster-1.89975252.487225B19 3SDPlanning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990The City of BirminghamSW1P4DR2003-03-142003-04-252003-03-19B193SDB33HQ-0.12930351.494637SW1P 4DRTSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

The following notice is in substitution for that which appeared on pages 3284 and 3285 of The London Gazette dated 14 March 2003:

West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive


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 TWA 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. Birmingham Central Library, 6th Floor, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ, 9.00 am to 8.00 pm on Monday to Fridays and 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on Saturdays. 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. Copies of the application documents can also be viewed on Centro’s website Any objections to, or other representations about, the proposals in the TWA application or the Listed Building Applications 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. Winkworth 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, Berkeley Street, Bishopgate Street, Bridge Street, Broad Street, Bull Street, Cherry Street, Colmore Circus Queensway, Corporation Street, Ethel Street, Five Ways Underpass, Granville Street, Hagley Road, Hill Street, Islington Row Middleway, Lower Temple Street, New Street, Paradise Circus Queensway, Paradise Street, Pinfold Street, Ryland Street, Sheepcote Street, Stephenson Place, Stephenson Street, Suffolk Street Queensway, Temple Row, Victoria Square, and the 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. 19 March 2003.