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PLANNING, TRANSPORTATION, REGENERATION AND RENEWAL PORTFOLIO
Land at Hale Road
The Sub-Board considered a report of the Strategic Director – Environment, regarding a parcel of land at Hale Road, Widnes which was currently due to go to auction on 7th July 2006.
Officers outlined proposals in respect of the acquisition of this piece of land together with information regarding its considered value. A recommendation was also put forward about other land that may become available within the Ditton Strategic Rail Freight Park Masterplan area.
The Sub-Board noted that the Council was required to make every effort to acquire land prior to instigating a Compulsory Purchase Order, which could be a lengthy process.
(1) approval be granted to the terms for the acquisition of the specified parcel of land at Hale Road, Widnes;
(2) delegated authority be given to the Strategic Director – Environment, in consultation with the Strategic Director – Corporate and Policy and the Planning, Transportation, Regeneration and Renewal Portfolio Holder, to acquire similar land parcels within the Ditton Strategic Rail Freight Park Masterplan area as opportunities arise and in advance of the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO); and
(3) any future acquisitions carried out in accordance with (2) above be reported back the Executive (Transmodal Implementation) Sub-Board at the earliest opportunity.
(NB As this decision requires immediate action, it is excluded from the call-in procedure.)