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North and East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road scheme

Distributor road east and north of Melton (A606 Nottingham Road to the north joining A606 Burton Road).

Updates

Update

Covid-19 update - National restrictions from 5 November 2020 

From 00:01 on Thursday 5 November 2020, a nationwide restriction will replace local restrictions in England.
These new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to Wednesday 2 December 2020.   
At the end of this period, restrictions will return to a regional approach, based on the latest data

NEMMDR Statutory order viewing by arrangement

Access to viewing of NEMMDR statutory order documentation by arrangement at Leicestershire County Council offices at County hall, Glenfield and Melton Borough Council offices in Melton won't be possible over the restricted period, but will still be available to view online. Those who are unable to view the documentation online can telephone 0116 305 0001 or email mmdr@leics.gov.uk and seek advice from the project manager for the Scheme or from a member of the team.

Objections to the orders need to be sent by the extended deadline date of 27 November 2020.

October 2020

The Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and the Side Road Order (SRO) notices were first published on 13 August 2020, however, due to a procedural irregularity, both notices were republished on the 15 October 2020 (along with landowner letters and notices in the press) with an objection period for both extended until 27 November 2020.

The CPO deals with the land needed permanently for the road, together with certain interests or rights required over the land for construction. The SRO allows for the necessary changes to the existing highway network required by the new road.

Next steps 
Depending on whether there are any sustained objections, the next stage of the order process will be a public inquiry. The timescales for which are currently unknown, but will be communicated in due course.

Subject to the above, anticipated timescales for the start of construction of the new road will begin in spring 2022 with an anticipated completion due early summer 2024.

Advance works
There will be various preparatory works to be undertaken on site before the above dates, such as preparing construction compounds, undertaking various utility diversions and fencing etc.

Copies of the CPO/SRO Orders and associated drawings are available to view by appointment at Leicestershire County Council (County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield) and Melton Borough Council (Parkside, Melton Mowbray) by appointment by contacting 0116 3050001. They are also available online on the Compulsory Purchase Order and Side Roads Order process page.

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