Renfrewshire Council

CWRR Project - Land Assembly Update

Update 03 September 2020: Confirmation of Order

The Scottish Ministers confirmed the Compulsory Purchase Order on 08 April 2020. Copies of the following documents can be accessed from the 'Related documents' section of this page:

  • A copy of the Scottish Ministers' Decision Letter;
  • A copy of the Order as confirmed;
  • A copy of the Maps referred to in the Order; and
  • A copy of the Compulsory Purchase of Land (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

Copies of the above mentioned documents can also be viewed by prior appointment only at the Council's offices at Renfrewshire House, Customer Service Centre, Cotton Street, Paisley PA1 1AN and may be seen there without payment of fee. This can be arranged by telephoning 0141 618 4697 or emailing citydeal@renfrewshire.gov.uk


 

Scottish Ministers granted planning consent for the CWRR project on 16th November 2018. This enables the construction of: a new opening bridge across the River Clyde, which can accommodate vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians; new roads linking Inchinnan Road in the south, Ferry Road / Kings Inch Road in the east and Dock Street in the north, to the bridge; shared footway and cycleway along all new and improved roads; buildings to enable plant and control facilities for the bridge; appropriate landscaping and ancillary infrastructure. 

To progress the project, which aims to enable a range of social, economic and physical benefits to local communities and the wider City Region, it was required to assemble the land required to construct the project. The project is being funded as part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal, which includes the Clyde Waterfront & Renfrew Riverside and Glasgow Airport Investment Area (GAIA) projects. Whilst linked to other City Deal projects in Renfrewshire, this is a discrete project and is not inter-dependent on the remaining City Deal infrastructure projects.

The project team have been in regular dialogue with landowners regarding voluntary acquisition of the land required for the project and progress has been made in these discussions. In line with Scottish Government guidance, however, public sector projects are encouraged to use compulsory purchase orders, where necessary and appropriate, in parallel to the voluntary acquisition process to ensure the project benefits can be delivered to communities without delay.

Notices of the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) were therefore sent to all affected land owners, tenants etc. on 18th and 19th February 2019. The CPO was also advertised in the Paisley Daily Express on 22nd February and 1st March 2019. The CPO was then submitted to Scottish Government Ministers for confirmation.

Copies of the Order as confirmed (including the Council's Statement of Reasons for making the Order) can be accessed from the original 'CWRR Project - Land Assembly' page.

Further information about CPOs is available on the Scottish Government website.


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