Town and Country Planning

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990The City of Manchester2004-06-022005-02-18M14BE-2.23898653.480452M1 4BETSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

Government Office for the North West


The Secretary of State for Transport hereby gives notice that, on the application of Ashurst, he proposes to make an Order under section 247 of the above Act which will authorise the stopping-up of highway to South of Long Street and Fountain Street, east of Middleton Gardens, north of Oldham Road and Park Road, west of Assheton Way and land to the East of Corporation Street and south of Harbord Street, Middleton, Rochdale. If the Order is made, the stopping-up will be authorised only in order to enable the development described in the Schedule to this notice to be carried out in accordance with the planning permission granted to Tesco Stores Limited by Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council on 2 June 2004, under Ref 04/D43236. Copies of the draft Order and relevant plan may be inspected at all reasonable hours during the 28 days commencing on 18 February 2005, at Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Fountain Street, Middleton M21 1AF, and may be obtained, free of charge, from the Government Office for the North West (Transport and Planning) (quoting Ref GO/TNW 5084/35/1/82) at the address stated below. Anyone may object to the making of the proposed Order but the objection must be received by the end of the 28 day objection period mentioned above. Objections should be made in writing, quoting the above reference, to the Secretary of State at the Government Office for the North West (Transport and Planning), City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4BE, or by e-mailing Please bear in mind that any objections received will be passed to the applicant and other people affected by it, and those persons may contact the objector regarding the issues raised. The substance of the objection should relate to the loss of public right of way and not the merits of development taking place. General enquiries relating to this notice may be made in writing to Garry Budsworth at the Government Office for the North West at the address stated above, by telephoning 0161 952 4110, or by e-mailing A Dixon, an Official in the Government Office for the North West Schedule The stopping-up is to enable a foodstore, Civic and Leisure Centre, petrol filling station and ancillary car parking, servicing, access roads, pedestrian footpaths, landscaping and alterations to surrounding highway infrastructure, including highway closures.