Dear Staffordshire County Council,

I would be grateful if you could give me further information regarding the proposed Yoxall Bypass. I am looking to obtain a copy of a plan which shows the proposed route and, additionally, would like to know when this bypass is proposed to be constructed.

Yours faithfully,

Natalie Muir

Staffordshire County Council

Dear Natalie Muir,
Thank you for your request for information received by Staffordshire
County Council on 12/09/2019.
Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.
If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact us.
Please remember to quote the case reference number above in any future
Yours sincerely,
Access Team

Access Information, Staffordshire County Council


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The deadline for providing us with requested information is 03/10/2019.

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Many thanks

Kind regards

Denise McNally-Cyples

Access Team
Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place
ST16 2DH

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Portch, David (Corporate), Staffordshire County Council

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Dear Natalie Muir

Thank you for your request for information.

Please find information provided by the relevant service area(s) set out below / attached.

'The Yoxall Bypass is a historic proposal that is periodically revealed on searches. I have attached the information that we currently provide.

In the distant past the Yoxall Bypass was included in the County Structure Plan 1986-2001 and protected against development. However, following review (Major Road Schemes Review Report July 1999), it was not included within the list of Highways Schemes promoted within the new Structure Plan 1996-2011 and its protected status was subsequently also reviewed. In October 2002 a report was taken to Development Services Department Scrutiny that recommended that this scheme (amongst others) be further reviewed following Local Plan processes , resolutions of planning applications and other consultation exercises. I have attached the relevant text. The decision was subsequently endorsed by Executive 6/11/2002 (see attached).

In summary, it was concluded that the benefits of the scheme were insufficient to attract public finance and that it could only come forward if privately funded by development. The subsequent Local Plan(s) did not allocate housing or include the scheme - hence it has remained on land charges records to be disclosed and has never been formally abandoned.

A small development (Lion court homes) has now been constructed that effectively prejudices its provision on its original line. We are currently investigating whether the route protected can be amended slightly by way of Cabinet Member Delegated Decision. The scheme is not currently included in any County Council forward programme.'

If you have any comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority you should contact us in the first instance.  Send your comment or complaint to:

Access Manager, Access Team, Staffordshire County Council, 2 Staffordshire Place, Stafford ST16 2DH or email [email address]

If you then have any further comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

David Portch

Information Governance Unit
Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place
ST16 2DH

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