Secretary State’s Decision & Process

Secretary of State’s Decision and related documents on Lake Lothing Third Crossing.


On 30 April 2020, the Secretary of State for Transport decided under section 114 of the Planning Act 2008 to make an Order granting development consent for the Lake Lothing Third Crossing. The Order comes in to force on 21 May 2020.


The Order authorises the construction, operation and maintenance of the Third Crossing. It also authorises the compulsory acquisition of land; the compulsory acquisition of existing rights over land; and the temporary possession and use of land, for the purposes of the construction, operation and maintenance of the Third Crossing.


Following the making of the Order, the Council is required by section 134 of the Planning Act to notify those who may have an interest in land affected by the Scheme or who might be entitled to make a relevant claim for compensation in respect of land affected by the Third Crossing and also to make available various documents for public inspection.


Secretary of State’s Decision Letter (PDF, 1.4MB) – this sets out the Secretary of State’s decision to grant development consent and his statement of reasons for doing so, and explains how the decision can be challenged


Development Consent Order (PDF, 1.9MB) – this is the statutory instrument that authorises the construction, operation and operation of the Third Crossing


Examining Authority’s Report (PDF, 2.1MB) – this is the recommendation from the Examining Authority to the Secretary of State


There are five Land Plans and a Key Plan which explain which land is affected by the Third Crossing


Key Plan (PDF, 1.4MB)

Land Plan 1 (PDF, 740KB)

Land Plan 2 (PDF, 763KB)

Land Plan 3 (PDF, 686KB)

Land Plan 4 (PDF, 747KB)

Land Plan 5 (PDF, 764KB)


Book of Reference (PDF, 2.2MB) – this, by reference to the Land Plans, sets out who the Council understands has an interest in each plot of land affected by the Third Crossing


Statement of Reasons (PDF, 1.5MB) – this by reference to the Land Plans, sets out the purpose for which the Council requires each plot of land affected by the Third Crossing


If you wish to view the full set of application documents and documents considered through the examination, please refer to the Planning Inspectorate’s website.

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