The Mersey Gateway Project

Mersey Gateway is a large and complex project. In 2010 seven different planning applications and legal orders for the project were approved by the Department for Transport. These are:

Legal Orders

Transport and Works Act Order

This order covers the building of, and the authorisation of tolls on,  the new bridge, the creation of the main tolling plaza in Widnes, and a series of new access roads throughout Halton. It also gives compulsory purchase powers to buy land required along the route.

Transport & Works Act Order – Documents and Plans

Transport & Works Act Order – Feb 2011
TWA Order – Explanatory Memorandum
Statement of Aims and Reasons
Consultation Report
Appendix 5
Declaration as to the Status of the Applicant
List of Consents, Permissions and Licences Required
Estimate of Costs Authorised by the Proposer
Funding Proposal
Book of Reference
Planning Direction Document
Environmental Statement and Addendum

TWA Works and Sections Plans

TWA Works Location Plan
TWA Works Plan 1 of 5
TWA Works Plan 2 of 5
TWA Works Plan 3 of 5
TWA Works Plan 5 of 5
TWA Works Plan 4 of 5
TWA Works Cross Sections 1 of 2
TWA Works Cross Sections 2 of 2
TWA Long Section 1 of 9
TWA Long Section 2 of 9
TWA Long Section 3 of 9
TWA Long Section 4 of 9
TWA Long Section 5 of 9
TWA Long Section 6 of 9
TWA Long Section 7 of 9
TWA Long Section 8 of 9
TWA Long Section 9 of 9

TWA Land Plans

TWA Land – Key Plan
TWA Land – Plan 1 of 5
TWA Land – Plan 2 of 5
TWA Land – Plan 3 of 5
TWA Land – Plan 4 of 5
TWA Land – Plan 5 of 5

Rights of Way Plans

Right of Way Location Plan
ROW Plan 1 of 5
ROW Plan 2 of 5
ROW Plan 3 of 5
ROW Plan 4 of 5
ROW Plan 5 of 5

TWA Planning Direction Drawings

Astmoor Viaduct 1 of 2
Astmoor Viaduct 2 of 2
Bridgewater Canal East
Bridgewater Canal West Bridge
Bridgewater Viaduct
Ditton Bridge
Freight Line Bridge
St Helens Canal Bridge
Structures Location Plan
Victoria Road Viaduct
Widnes Loops Bridge
Widnes Loops East Bridge
Widnes Loops Slip Road Bridge
Planning Direction Mersey Gateway Bridge 1 of 4
Planning Direction Mersey Gateway Bridge 2 of 4
Planning Direction Mersey Gateway Bridge 3 of 4
Planning Direction Mersey Gateway Bridge 4 of 4
Planning Direction General Arrangement 1 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 2 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 3 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 4 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 5 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 6 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 7 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 8 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 9 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 10 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 11 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 12 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 13 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 14 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 15 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 16 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 17 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 18 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 19 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 20 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 21 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 22 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 23 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 24 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 25 of 25
Planning Direction General Arrangement 25B
Planning Direction General Arrangement 25A
General Arrangement 1 of 7
General Arrangement 2 of 7
General Arrangement 3 of 7
General Arrangement 4 of 7
General Arrangement 5 of 7
General Arrangement 6 of 7
General Arrangement 7 of 7
B-4-0274-H-100-207
B-4-0274-H-100-208

Road User Charging Order


Byelaws

Byelaws

As a requirement of the legislation surrounding the Mersey Gateway Project1, Halton Borough Council shall make and enforce byelaws for the regulation and operation of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge and approach roads.

Byelaws are standard across estuarial crossings, tunnels and bridges in the UK.

In general terms, byelaws are there to regulate traffic and to exclude certain traffic and types of vehicles subject to special controls. The byelaws also prohibit damage and nuisance and in respect of the Mersey Gateway Project, define the area over which tolls are required and allow penalties for contravention.

Mersey Gateway Byelaws 2016

If you have any questions about the byelaws, please contact the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board on enquiries@merseygateway.co.uk.

The River Mersey (Mersey Gateway Bridge) Order 2011

 

Planning Applications

Expressway planning application

This application covers the changes in the road network in Runcorn from the Central Expressway to M56 junction 12 via Weston Link.

centralexpresswayscope.pdf
certificatec.pdf
dandsstatementannex.pdf
designandaccesssstatement.pdf
expresswayplanningapp.pdf

Silver Jubilee Bridge planning application

This application covers the changes in the road network from Ditton roundabout in Widnes to the Runcorn end of the Silver Jubilee Bridge.

sjbplanningapplication.pdf
sjbscope.pdf

Listed Building Consent

This application covers the changes to the Silver Jubilee Bridge road layout and to introduce new pedestrian and cycle routes.

listedbuilding.pdf
listedcertificate.pdf
regenstatement.pdf
scopesjblistedapp.pdf

Compulsory Purchase Orders

These orders allow the use of compulsory purchase powers to buy land required along the route where it is not covered by the Transport and Works Act Order.

Central Expressway CPO
Central Expressway CPO – Plan 1 of 3
Central Expressway CPO – Plan 2 of 3
Central Expressway CPO – Plan 3 of 3
Queensway CPO
Queensway CPO Plan

Side Road Orders
Planning drawings

Planning drawings

Central Expressway

Structures Drawings

 

You can access further information and detailed documentation about the purpose of each of these applications and orders by clicking on the links above.

The project team also conducted a comprehensive Environment Impact Assessment to look at how the plans will impact on the environment. This was submitted alongside the planning applications as an Environmental Statement. You can read the Non-technical summary or look at the detailed chapters.

In the spring of 2012 three additional planning applications, detailing a series of modifications to the project, were approved by Halton Borough Council. You can see these applications in full here.