The final outstanding objection to the Gedling Access Road Compulsory Purchase Order and Side Roads Order was formally withdrawn today (Tuesday 11 June).
The Government Planning Inspector, Mr Wilde, appointed to preside over the Public Inquiry decided that since all the statutory objections had been satisfactorily resolved not to proceed with the Public Inquiry.
Nottinghamshire County Council will now await the Secretary of State for Transport’s formal confirmation of the Orders which will enable construction of the Gedling Access Road to commence later this year.
Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Communities and Place Committee, said,
“This is good news for the programme for the Gedling Access Road. All of the objections have been formally resolved and withdrawn, and our hard work means we have avoided up to six months of potential delays. The Government will now be able to give the County Council the necessary consents to get on site and start construction of this important new road as we had originally scheduled. The Gedling Access Road will improve local access and unlock much needed new housing development in the Gedling area.”