1. Rixton and Warburton Bridge Order - TWAO Application – Update

MSCC made an application on 30 November 2021 to the Secretary of State for Transport for the proposed Order to be made under the Transport and Works Act 1992.The objection period in respect of the Order closed on 18 January 2022.

MSCC has carefully considered feedback received and prepared a response to the key issues set out in TWAO Representations – Applicant’s Response Report, May 2022 which is available here.  

In accordance with Rule 7(1) of the Inquiry Rules, MSCC are required to provide a Statement of Case by 10 May 2022. This is a statement of the case that MSCC intends to make at the forthcoming public inquiry into the proposed Order.  The Statement of Case is available here. It includes, at Appendix 1, a list of the documents referred to within the Statement. These documents are also set out and can be accessed below.  

These documents are available for inspection at the locations and times set out in Appendix 2 of the Statement of Case, from 10 May 2022 until the start of the public inquiry. Documents served on MSCC by others are available below

List of Supporting documents

Formal Application Documents

Volume

Document Description

Link to Document

RWB/A1

Transport and Works Act Order Application Letter

A1 - Letter of Application

RWB/A2

Draft Order

A2 - Draft Order

RWB/A3

Explanatory Memorandum

A3 - Explanatory Memorandum

RWB/A4

Concise Statement of Aims

A4 - Concise Statement of Aims

RWB/A5

Business Case

A5 - Business Case

RWB/A6

Consultation Report

A6 - Consultation Report 

A6 - Consultation Report Appendices

RWB/A7

Waiver direction in relation to Rule 10(2) given under Rule 18

A7 - Rixton & Warburton Hard Copy waiver decision letter

Legislation

Volume

Document Description

Link to Document

RWB/B1

Rixton and Warburton Bridge Act 1863

B1 - Rixton and Warburton Bridge Act 1863

RWB/B2

Railways Clauses Act 1863

B2 - Railways Clauses Act 1863

RWB/B3

Manchester Ship Canal Act 1885

B3 - Manchester Ship Canal Act 1885

RWB/B4

Manchester Ship Canal (Various Powers) Act 1890

B4 - Manchester Ship Canal (Various Powers) Act 1890

RWB/B5

Transport Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1954

B5 - Transport Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1954

RWB/B6

Transport and Works Act 1992

B6 - Transport and Works Act 1992

RWB/B7

The Transport and Works (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 2004

B7 - The Transport and Works (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 2004

Scheme Development Documents Including Consultation

Volume

Document Description

Link to Document

RWB/C1

TWAO Representations – Applicant’s Response Report, May 2022

C1 - TWAO Representations – Applicant’s Response Report

RWB/C2

Record of Engagement with Stakeholders, May 2022

C2 - Record of Engagement with Stakeholders

RWB/C3

Sustainable Investment Plan, July 2021

C3 - Sustainable Investment Plan

RWB/C4

Consultation Feedback Report, November 2021

C4 - Consultation Feedback Report

Pre-inquiry Documents

Volume

Document Description

Link to Document

RWB/D1

Statement of Case, May 2022

D1 - Statement of Case

Name

Statement of Case

Enclosures – available on request

Warrington Borough Council

OBJ31 - Warrington Borough Council - Statement of Case

N/A

Trafford Council

OBJ187 Trafford Council - Statement of Case

Trafford Council Letter of Objection to the Order 22 January 2022

 

Trafford Council Comments on the Draft Order 26 October 2021

 

Trafford Council Response to the Sustainable Investment Plan Consultation 18 August 2021

 

BDP Pitmans Response to Trafford Council’s Comments on the Draft Order

National Alliance Against Tolls

OBJ 195 - NAAT - Statement of Case

The Two Warburton Bridges and the Canal Acts note

 

Mersey Gateway Penalties 14 Oct 2017 – 31 March 2022 – Excel re. stats from Merseyflow.co.uk

 

Legislation and policy:

Procedure) (England and Wales) Rules 2006- correction

 

NAAT webpage extracts

Manchester Toll Poll 2008- http://www.notolls.org.uk/manchester

NAAT Home page - Reasons why we oppose tolls- http://www.notolls.org.uk/#reasons

 

Letters released from FOI request – from MMO and DfT

Cllr Gowland
Lymm Parish Council

OBJ183, 197 - Lymm Parish Council, Cllr G Gowland - Statement of Case

R&W Bridge Act 1863

 

Railways Clauses Act 1863

 

R&W Bridge Amendment Act 1867

 

MSC Various Powers Act 1890

 

Transport Charges (Miscellaneous) 1954

 

Kate Green MP

OBJ183, 197 - Lymm Parish Council, Cllr G Gowland - Statement of Case

N/A

Barbara Keeley MP

Barbara Keeley MP - Statement of Case

Picture 1

 

Picture 2

 

Picture 3

 

Picture 4

 

Picture 5

Andy Openshaw

OBJ 226 - Andy Openshaw - Statement of Case

MSCC full accounts to 2020.03.31.pdf

MSCC full accounts to 2021.03.31.pdf

MSCC full accounts to 2019.03.31.pdf

MSCC full accounts to 2018.03.31.pdf

MSCC full accounts to 2017.03.31.pdf

MSCC full accounts to 2016.03.31.pdf

MSCC full accounts to 2015.03.31.pdf

 

2022.03.10 Stockton Heath swing bridge set for refurbishment in 2023 | Warrington Guardian.pdf

 

Manchester Ship Canal Act 1885

 

160706 Rixton and Warburton Bridge Act 1863.pdf

 

160706 Rixton and Warburton Bridge Amendment Act 1867.pdf

 

The Manchester Ship Canal (Various Powers) Act 1890.pdf

 

Business Case

 

Draft Order

Warburton Parish Council (Clare Grace)

OBJ 118 - Warburton Parish Council - Statement of Case

R&W Bridge Act 1863

 

R&W Bridge Amendment Act 1867

 

Manchester Ship Canal Act 1885

 

MSC Various Powers Act 1890

 

Charlotte Nichols MP

OBJ 249 - Charlotte Nichols MP - Statement of Case

N/A

Andy Carter MP

OBJ309 Andy Carter - Statement of Case

N/A

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Rixton and Warburton Bridge Order - TWAO Application

Please note that the objection/representation period in respect of our application to the Secretary of State for Transport under the Transport and Works Act 1992 for the proposed Rixton and Warburton Bridge Order closed on 18 January 2022.

The Secretary of State will now decide the procedure for considering any objections, which may be done in the following ways:

  • by causing a public inquiry to be held;
  • by affording the opportunity of a hearing; or
  • by exchanging written representations between the parties.

Once the Secretary of State has decided which procedure to follow, the Transport Infrastructure Planning Unit will inform the applicant, objectors and people who have commented of the decision.

If an inquiry or hearing is to be held, MSCC will advertises the date, time and venue in local newspapers and will also publish the details on this website.

A copy of the application documents as submitted to the Secretary of State  can be found below

Volume

Document Description

Link to Document

A1

Transport and Works Act Order Application Letter

A1 - Letter of Application

A2

Draft Order

A2 - Draft Order

A3

Explanatory Memorandum

A3 - Explanatory Memorandum

A4

Concise Statement of Aims

A4 - Concise Statement of Aims

A5

Business Case

A5 - Business Case

A6

Consultation Report

A6 - Consultation Report 

A6 - Consultation Report Appendices

A7

Waiver direction in relation to Rule 10(2) given under Rule 18

A7 - Rixton & Warburton Hard Copy waiver decision letter