Loughborough Town Centre Transport Scheme
News September 2010
On 4 August 2010 the Department for Transport announced that a decision regarding the Orders would be deferred until Autumn 2010 following the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review. (to see a copy of the letter click here)(pdf, 31Kb)
In June 2010 the Department for Transport wrote to the County Council saying that the Government has made it a priority is to tackle the UK's budget deficit, in order to restore confidence in the economy. As a consequence, the decision making process to prioritise transport projects would be reformed and only when the Government’s spending review has been concluded in the Autumn will the Department for Transport be in a position to identify those major investments that can be supported. The Government also acknowledged that the County Council has submitted its statutory Orders, which include an Order for compulsory purchase of land for the Loughborough Town Centre scheme, to the Secretary of State for Transport for his consideration as to whether or not the Orders should be confirmed.
On the 6th October 2009, the public inquiry to hear objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order was opened on at the Town Hall Loughborough. After hearing the evidence, the inspector closed the inquiry on the 8th August 2009 and withdrew to prepare his report for the Secretary of State for Transport. Written objections against the scheme were put before the inspector and evidence for the scheme was presented by the County Council.
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