Decision details

A284 Lyminster Bypass (North) - land acquisition/Compulsory Purchase Order ONKD01 (20/21)

Decision Maker: Director of Law and Assurance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The A284 Lyminster Bypass is an important north-south link between the A27 at Crossbush and the A259 Littlehampton. The County Council is delivering the northern section with the southern section being delivered by Persimmon Homes. The scheme is funded through Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) funding, S106 monies and capital funding. The scheme will deliver 1.1km of single carriageway with new pedestrian and cycle facilities. It is linked to the provision of 1,260 new homes and 700 jobs.


Land acquisition is required to enable the scheme to progress towards construction. Previous approval has been given to publish the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) by the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure. In preparing the plans for the CPO some minor changes were made to the plans, none of which have any financial implication for the scheme.


The Director of Law and Assurance has authorised the following –


  • Completion of the necessary procedures for the acquisition of land and creation of new rights in respect of the A284 Lyminster Bypass North, to make, seal and submit a compulsory purchase order to the Secretary of State for Transport for confirmation under the provisions of sections 239, 240, 246 and 250 of the Highways Act 1980 and all other enabling powers for the acquisition of approximately 9.44 hectares of land as shown on plan nos. A284LY-CAP-GEN-00-DR-C-0208 and A284LY-CAP-GEN-00-DR-C-0209 and any subsequent updates to this plan that are subject to title ownership changes, for the purposes of the construction of the new bypass and tie-in/improvement of the existing roads and accesses where appropriate;
  • To make seal and submit an order to the Secretary of State for Transport for confirmation under the provisions of Sections 14, 124 and 125 of the Highways Act 1980 as necessary to enable any necessary side roads and/or private means of accesses to be stopped up or diverted as shown on plans nos. A284LY-CAP-HGN-00-DR-C-0240 and A284LY-CAP-HGN-00-DR-C-0241
  • to take all necessary action to secure entry on to all such land, whether by agreement or compulsorily;
  • to deal with any blight notices served on the Council in respect of the land required or otherwise affected by these proposals; and
  • to negotiate, execute and complete all necessary documents to give effect to the above recommendations.


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Publication date: 03/09/2020

Date of decision: 03/09/2020

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