Cabinet members approve appropriation of land for major improvement scheme

Barnsley Council’s Cabinet members today (Wednesday, 10 July) approved a report asking them to consider whether 1.133 hectares of land can be changed from its current use to highways use.

Cabinet members received information about the responses received from members of the public following consultation on the appropriation of land.

This relates to the proposed A628 Dodworth Road/Broadway Junction road improvement scheme to address congestion between M1 Junction 37 and the town centre.

Appropriation is the formal process of changing the use of land, which, in this case, is intended to be used for the purpose of a road improvement scheme to alleviate traffic congestion.

The report set out the statutory powers and the law in relation to appropriation and also provides background information on the historic uses of the land and how it is currently used.  

It recapped previous alternative options considered when agreeing the preferred scheme, the details of the proposed scheme and its objectives, and the impact.

There were also details of the enhancements that will be delivered to Penny Pie Park, Pogmoor recreation ground and Sugden’s recreation ground located on Stocks Lane. 

Members were shown a plan showing the proposed improvements to Penny Pie Park, which have been developed in partnership with community group the Friends of Penny Pie Park.

The report can be read in full here (item 6 on the agenda)  

More information about the proposed scheme, including all background information and answers to a number of frequently asked questions can be found on the dedicated webpage

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