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Highways Act inspectors' reports and decision letters

Lists all Highways Act inspectors' reports and decision letters.

Local authority orders

Local authority order applications under the Highways Act 1980 can be for:

  • local bypass or link roads
  • improvements to the existing highway network
  • off-street car parking

Special road schemes

Special road schemes give authority to restrict the use of proposed highways to certain types of traffic. The highways involved are usually motorways or slip roads that lead to and from motorways, and are not for the use of pedestrians or cyclists.

Bridge and tunnel schemes

Bridge and tunnel schemes give authority to construct a bridge over, or a tunnel under, a navigable waterway. The scheme must provide very specific details about the proposed structure, such as the height above or depth below the waterway.

Side roads orders

Side roads orders give authority to:

  • stop up
  • divert
  • provide as new
  • improve

highways that cross or enter the route of a proposed new (or to be improved) classified road. They also provide authority to stop up and provide new private means of access to premises in relation to classified road works.

Compulsory purchase orders

Compulsory purchase orders give authority to acquire the title to land, or new rights over land for highway purposes. For example, a compulsory purchase order might be applied for when constructing a new highway or improving an existing one.

These orders also give authority to acquire lands or new rights over land for off-street car parking proposals. This authority comes from the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Cattle grids and bypasses

Local highway authorities can provide cattle grids and bypasses under section 82 of the Highways Act 1980. The authority must comply with schedule 10 of the act regarding publicising and posting notices about the proposal. The authority must consider:

  • whether placing a cattle grid on, or bypass in, any common or waste land not forming part of a highway and not belonging to the authority has any advantages
  • whether providing a bypass along any part of a highway has any advantages
  • whether having a cattle grid will meet the same needs as having a gate

National Transport Casework

The National Transport Casework (NTC) team carries out a range of transport casework for the Secretary of State for Transport under the Highways Act 1980.

National Transport Casework team

Tyneside House
Skinnerburn Road

Newcastle Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7AR

Documents

  1. A536 Congleton link road: Highways Act orders
  2. Kings Ash Road, Paignton: decision
  3. Worcestershire County Council Southern link road: decision
  4. Worcestershire County Council Southern link road: inspector's report
  5. Beccles Southern relief road: decision
  6. Beccles Southern relief road: inspector's report
  7. A15 Lincoln Eastern Bypass: decision
  8. A15 Lincoln Eastern Bypass: inspector's report
  9. A50 growth corridor and trunk road: decision
  10. A50 growth corridor and trunk road: inspector's report
  11. Broughton bypass: decision
  12. Broughton bypass: inspector's report
  13. A6 to Manchester Airport relief road: decision
  14. A6 to Manchester Airport relief road: inspector's report
  15. New Wear bridge scheme: decision
  16. South Bristol link: decision letter
  17. South Bristol link: inspector's report
  18. Hereford link road and Edgar Street Grid: decision letter
  19. Hereford link road and Edgar Street Grid: inspector's report
  20. Lincoln east to west link road: decision
  21. Lincoln east to west link road: inspector's report
  22. Lincoln eastern bypass: decision
  23. Lincoln eastern bypass: inspector's report
  24. River Thames pedestrian and cycle bridge scheme: decision
  25. River Thames pedestrian and cycle bridge scheme: inspector's report
  26. A1 Scotch Corner to Barton scheme: decision
  27. A1 Scotch Corner to Barton scheme: inspector's report
  28. A21 Tonbridge to Pembury dualling scheme: decision
  29. A21 Tonbridge to Pembury dualling scheme: inspector's report
  30. A5 to M1 link Dunstable northern bypass: decision
  31. A47 trunk road and Postwick Interchange improvement: inspector's report
  32. A47 trunk road and Postwick Interchange improvement: decision
  33. A453 Birmingham to Nottingham trunk road: decision and inspector's report
  34. Chagford area cattle grids and bypasses: inspector's report
  35. A45 Coventry Road bridge widening: decision letter
  36. A45 Coventry Road bridge widening: inspector's report
  37. A684 Bedale, Aiskew and Leeming Bar bypass: inspector's report
  38. A684 Bedale, Aiskew and Leeming Bar bypass: decision
  39. A45 and A46 tollbar end improvement: decision
  40. Improving junction 19 of the M1: decision
  41. Enfield South Street: inspector's report
  42. Enfield South Street compulsory purchase order: decision
  43. A46 Newark to Widmerpool improvement: decision letter
  44. A46 Newark to Widmerpool improvement inspector's report
  45. A45 and A46 Tollbar End junction improvement: decision letter
  46. A45 and A46 Tollbar End junction improvement inspector's report
  47. Freckleton Street link road: inspector's report
  48. Freckleton Street link road: decision
  49. A4095 Witney Cogges link road: inspector's report
  50. A4095 Witney Cogges link road: decision letter
  51. Taunton northern distributor road: decision letter
  52. Taunton northern distributor road: inspector's report
  53. Luton council's compulsory purchase order for Station House: decision
  54. Luton council's compulsory purchase order for Station House: inspector's report
  55. Camborne, Pool and Redruth stage 1 east to west link: inspector's report
  56. Camborne, Pool and Redruth stage 1 east to west link: decision letter
  57. Sunderland transport corridor: decision and inspector's report
  58. A5 to M1 link Dunstable northern bypass: inspector's report
  59. Bexhill to Hastings link road: decision and inspector's report
  60. Altering the constitution of the Humber Bridge board: decision
  61. Luton town centre transportation scheme: inspector's report
  62. Luton town centre transportation scheme: decision
  63. Epping Forest cattle grids and by-passes: decision
  64. Epping Forest cattle grids and bypasses: inspector's report
  65. Huntingdon west of town centre link: inspector's report
  66. Huntingdon west of town centre link orders: decision
  67. A57 and M1 to Todwick crossroads: inspector's report
  68. A57 and M1 to Todwick crossroads: decision
  69. Chagford area cattle grids and bypasses: decision letter
  70. Increasing toll charges on the Tyne tunnels: order
  71. Increasing toll charges on the Tyne tunnels: decision
  72. Loughborough inner relief road and Epinal Way: inspector's report
  73. Loughborough inner relief road and Epinal Way: decision
  74. A1 Dishforth to Barton improvement scheme: decision letter
  75. Crewe Green Link Road South: decision
  76. Crewe Green Link Road South: inspector's report
Published 19 August 2013
Last updated 26 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Decision and inspector reports for the A536 Congleton link road.
  2. Kings Ash Road, Paignton decision letter.
  3. Worcestershire County Council Southern Link Road decision letter and inspector's report.
  4. Beccles Southern relief road decision letter and inspector's report.
  5. Decision letter and inspector's report regarding the A15 Lincoln Eastern Bypass published.
  6. Published Broughton bypass inspector's report and decision letter.
  7. First published.