Decision details

Closure of Mill Lane Level Crossing, Barthomley

Decision Maker: Highways and Transport Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to progress a Section 249 Order of the Town and Country Planning Act ( To remove vehicular rights to Mill Lane Level crossing, Barthomley).  This provides one Order that covers both the removal of vehicular access and provision of bridleway rights.


Consideration was given to a report confirming the changes proposed to Barthomley Level Crossing (Mill Lane, Crewe).




1.That the Director for Infrastructure and Highways be authorised to make an application to the Department for Transport that a Section 249 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Order be made on behalf of Network Rail to remove vehicular access and reserve bridleway and pedestrian rights at Barthomley Level Crossing, Mill Lane, Crewe.

2.That the application for the Order would not be made until an indemnity or suitable undertaking was received from Network Rail to cover off any potential compensation costs related to Section 250 of the Town Country Planning Act 1990 and that Network Rail would install the turning head before the closure of the crossing to vehicular traffic.

Report author: Paul Griffiths

Publication date: 18/11/2021

Date of decision: 16/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Highways and Transport Committee

Effective from: 26/11/2021

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