The Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and Side Roads Order (SRO) notices were submitted to the Secretary of State for confirmation on 21 October 2020. A number of objections to the CPO and SRO were received and the Secretary of State gave notice on 15 January 2021 of the intention to call a Public Inquiry to consider the objections. Accordingly, the Council is required to serve a Statement of Case on the Secretary of State and on each statutory objector. This has been served on all objectors, within the necessary timeframe and an online version of the Statement of Case is available to view on the Statement of Case documentation list page. The page also lists documents that are referred to in the Statement of Case, and that may be referred to at Public Inquiry.
A number of minor modifications are required to the CPO and SRO which are necessary to ensure accuracy, consistency as well as address some concerns raised by landowners. The modifications do not comprise any increase in the land required for the scheme. Relevant parties have been consulted in relation to the modifications. Full details of the modifications can be found on the Proposed Modifications page.
The Secretary of State has given notice that a virtual Public Inquiry in connection with the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and Side Roads Order (SRO) will be held by an Inspector appointed for this purpose and will begin at 10am on Tuesday 21 September 2021. The Pre-Inquiries meeting was held on Tuesday 6 July 2021.
Details of the virtual Public Inquiry, can be found on the new Public Inquiry page and on the Public Inquiry Notice document below:
Following the Public Inquiry, further information with regard to next steps and on anticipated timescales will be provided in due course.
Copies of the CPO/SRO Orders and associated drawings are available to view by appointment (unless we're under Covid restrictions) at Leicestershire County Council (County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield) and Melton Borough Council (Parkside, Melton Mowbray). Contact us on 0116 305 0001.
They're also available online at Compulsory Purchase Order and Side Roads Order process.