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Roads: Planning

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her Department’s definition of route protection status is in the context of planned road developments. (209306)

The Highways Agency issues a Direction (TR111) under article 15 of the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995, which requires a local planning authority to

Refer planning applications, which fall within 67 metres of the centre line of the proposed route, to the agency, whereby the agency could impose a direction restricting development

Notify anyone who submits a local search on a property within 200 metres of the proposed route.

In most cases a TR111 is put in place at the same time as a preferred route is announced.