Highways

ACQUISITION OF LAND ACT 1981Highways Act 1980HIGHWAYS ACT 1980-1.13351352.631421LE1 6ZGLE16ZG2006-04-262006-03-292006-06-132006-05-23NE14WHThe City of Leicester-1.62059154.973162NE1 4WHThe City of Newcastle upon TyneTSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211, customer.services@tso.co.uk57967115

Leicester City Council

DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT
HIGHWAYS ACT 1980
ACQUISITION OF LAND ACT 1981

Notice is hereby given that Public Local Inquiries in connection with the Orders mentioned below will be held by an Inspector appointed for the purpose by the Secretary of State for Transport beginning at 10.00 am, on Tuesday 13 June 2006, at The Leicester Rowing Club, The Bede House, Upperton Road, Leicester, to hear representations from statutory objectors (as defined in the Compulsory Purchase by Non-Ministerial Acquiring Authorities (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 1990 and the Highways (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 1994), from any other persons having an interest in the land the subject of the Compulsory Purchase Order and, at his discretion, to hear representations from any other persons who may desire to appear and be heard.
The Orders are Orders which have been made by Leicester City Council under the above-mentioned Acts and submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport for confirmation and are:

(1) The Leicester City Council Upperton Road Viaduct (Upperton Road Classified Road) (Side Roads) Order 2005. This is an Order under sections 14 and 125 of the Highways Act 1980, which, if confirmed, will authorise Leicester City Council to:

(a) carry out the improvement of highways,
(b) stop up highways
(c) construct new highways
(d) stop up private means of access to premises, and
(e) provide new means of access to premises
all in relation to the classified road being the highway known as Upperton Road which the Council propose to improve from its junction with Wilberforce Road in an easterly direction to its junction with Western Boulevard, a distance of 0.35 kilometres in the ward of Westcotes in Leicester.

(2) The Leicester City Council Upperton Road Viaduct (Upperton Road Classified Road) Compulsory Purchase Order 2005. This is an Order under sections 239, 240, 246, 249, 250 and 260 of the Highways Act 1980, which, if confirmed, will authorise Leicester City Council to purchase compulsorily the land and rights over land described therein for the purposes of:

(i) the improvement of the classified road described in (1) above;
(ii) the construction of highways, the improvement of highways and the provision of new means of access to premises in pursuance of the Side Roads Order mentioned at (1) above;
(iii) use by the said Council in connection with the above works;
(iv) the improvement or development of frontages; and
(v) to mitigate the adverse effects which the existence or use of the highways proposed to be constructed or improved will have on their surroundings.

Copies of the above-mentioned Orders and of the plans referred to therein have been deposited and may be seen at all reasonable hours, free of charge, at Customer Services Centre, Leicester City Council, Ground Floor ‘B’ Block, New Walk Centre, Welford Place, Leicester LE1 6ZG.
Copies of any proofs of evidence, sent to or by the promoting authority are also available for inspection at the offices of Leicester City Council from 23 May 2006.
Proceedings on the above-mentioned Orders are being taken concurrently by virtue of section 257 of the Highways Act 1980.
The Secretary of State for Transport hereby directs that any person who intends to submit at the Inquiries that any highway or proposed highway to which the Orders or either of them relate should follow an alternative route, or that, instead of improving, diverting or altering a highway to which the Orders or either of them relate a new highway should be constructed on a particular route, shall send to him at Local Authority Orders, Department for Transport, Government Office for the North East, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4WH, not later than 23 May 2006, sufficient information about the alternative route or the route of the new highway, as the case may be, to enable it to be identified. Failure to comply with this direction will entitle the Secretary of State and the person holding the Inquiries to disregard so much of any objection as consists of such a submission.
R Oldfield, on behalf of the Department for Transport
Local Authority Orders, Department for Transport, Government Office for the North East, 4th Floor, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4WH.  (Refs DN5064/55/7/23 and DN5064/60/1/25.)
29 March 2006.