About this projectThe proposed development comprises the construction of a new 3.2 kilometre long twin track railway constructed partly on embankment and partly on a new 246 metre long viaduct which will span the East Coast Mainline Railway (ECML) and Joan Croft Lane.
The proposed development will also include the construction of a permanent highway overbridge over the ECML to allow the closure of the Joan Croft level crossing and other associated works. This closure will enable the new railway line to be lower than it would otherwise have to be.
The schedule works are set out in schedule A to the draft Development Consent Order (document 5.1). Further, non-technical detail is set out in the Description of the Development (document 3.8). A full explanation of the proposed development can also be found in the Environmental Statement (document 4.1).
The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application.
For further information, please refer to the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons, the development consent order and the Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation to the Secretary of State.
- Notification of decision from Planning Inspectorate to interested parties
- Formal notice of the decision
- Correspondence from Department for Transport to Bircham Dyson Bell
- Correspondence from Bircham Dyson Bell to Department for Transport
The submission received in accordance with the deadline of 30 April 2012 is available in the ‘Additional Representations’ folder within written representations.
What happens next
A decision on the application for a development consent order for North Doncaster Rail Chord (near Shaftholme) was taken on 16 October 2012 and has now been issued. The statement of reasons can be viewed here.
The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all interested parties accompanying the statement of reasons.
If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the helpdesk on 0303 444 5000.