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Last Modified: 22 December 2010

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The Inquiry was closed on Tuesday 28 July 2009


Decision Announced

Decision Letter [129 KB] Inspectors' Report [869 KB]

Halton Borough Council's Planning applications and orders relating to a new bridge, listed building consent, alterations to existing highways, compulsory purchase of land and road user charging, were the subject of a joint Public Inquiry.

The Inquiry began at 10:00am on Tuesday 19 May at Stobart Stadium Halton, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7DZ


28/07/2009: The Inspector closed the Inquiry into the River Mersey (Mersey Gateway Bridge) order 200[] and the application under section 19 (1)(a) of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981.


25/06/2009: The Inspector closed the Inquiries into:-

  • Planning Applications 08/00200/FULEIA and 08/00201/FULEIA
  • Listed Building Consent Application 08/00211/HBCLBC
  • The Halton Borough Council (A533 Queensway) Side Roads Order 2008
  • The Halton Borough Council (A533 Central Expressway) Side Roads Order 2008
  • The Halton Borough Council (Mersey Gateway - Queensway) Compulsory Purchase Order 2008
  • The Halton Borough Council (Mersey Gateway - Central Expressway) Compulsory Purchase Order 2008
  • The A533 (Silver Jubilee Bridge) Road User Charging Scheme Order 2008

And adjourned the Inquiry until 10.00am on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 into -

  • The River Mersey (Mersey Gateway Bridge) Order 200[ ]

If anyone has concerns or questions regarding the scheme itself, please contact DLA Piper: Mersey.gateway@dlapiper.com

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