Rixton and Warburton Bridge Order - TWAO Application

The Manchester Ship Canal Company Limited (“MSCC”) of Maritime Centre, Port of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside, L21 1LA is applying to the Secretary of State for Transport under section 6 of the Transport and Works Act 1992 for the above-mentioned Order under section 3 of that Act.

The purpose of the draft Order is to update and modernise provisions of the existing legislation in respect of the Rixton and Warburton Bridge, in particular to revise the tolls which MSCC may charge for use of the Rixton and Warburton Bridge and supersedes the toll levels set out in the Rixton and Warburton Bridge Act 1863.

The draft Order also contains provisions for MSCC to make new byelaws in relation to the good management and use of the Rixton and Warburton Bridge in order to safeguard the navigation of the Manchester Ship Canal.

In addition the draft Order contains provisions for MSCC to transfer the Rixton and Warburton Bridge Undertaking to the Rixton and Warburton Bridge Company Limited (Company Registration No. 13617881), should MSCC so resolve.

The application is not to be made subject to an environmental impact assessment.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we would strongly advise that the application documents be viewed online, free of charge at https://www.warburtontollbridge.co.uk from Tuesday 30 November 2021 until Tuesday 18 January 2022.

However, a copy of the application, and of all other documents submitted with it, may be inspected free of charge from Tuesday 30 November 2021 until Tuesday 18 January 2022 at the following locations at the times indicated—

Venue

Opening Times

Warrington Town Hall

Warrington Borough Council,

East Annexe, Town Hall,

Sankey Street,

Warrington WA1 1UH

Mondays to Fridays: 08:45–17:00

Saturdays & Sundays: Closed

Friday 24 December 2021: 08:45–16:00

Saturday 25 December 2021–Monday 3 January 2022: Closed

Stretford Library

Bennett Street,

Stretford,

Manchester M32 8AP

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 10:00–17:00

Thursdays: 10:00–19:00

Saturdays: 10:00–16:00

Sundays: Closed

Friday 24 December 2021: 10:00–12:30

Saturday 25 December 2021–Tuesday 28 December 2021: Closed

Friday 31 December 2021: 10:00–15:00

Saturday 1 January 2022–Monday 3 January 2022: Closed

 

Copies of the application, and of all the other documents submitted with it, may also be obtained from Pam Thompson by calling 07973 369051 or by emailing pamthompson@bdbpitmans.com.  A charge of £20 will be made for providing a full set of the application documents.  Copies of individual documents can be provided at a cost of 15p per A4 page.  Alternatively a USB stick can be supplied at a cost of £5.

If you have any questions about the proposals not already covered in the application documents please e-mail the following email address: warburtontollbridge@peelports.com

Any objections to, or other representations about, the proposals in the application should be sent to the Secretary of State for Transport, c/o Transport Infrastructure Planning Unit, Department for Transport, 5th Floor, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 4DR, (email: transportinfrastructure@dft.gov.uk) on or before Tuesday 18 January 2022.

An objection or other representation MUST (i) be received by the Secretary of State on or before Tuesday 18 January 2022, (ii) be made in writing (whether sent by post or e-mail), (iii) state the grounds of the objection or other representation, (iv) indicate who is making the objection or other representation, and (v) give an address to which correspondence relating to the objection or other representation may be sent.  (If you are sending your objection or other representation by e-mail, please provide a postal address and state “Rixton and Warburton Bridge Order” in the subject of the email.)

The Secretary of State may make complete copies of the objection and other representations public, including any personal information contained in them, and will copy them to the applicant for the Order.”