Rother Valley Railway (Bodiam to Robertsbridge Junction) Order

PLEASE NOTE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT

15 July 2020
The Inspector has responded to RVR letter dated 22 June 2020
Inspector Letter dated 15 July 2020
 

22 June 2020
Rother Valley Railway Limited has responded to the Inspector's request for further environmental information.

RVR response
 

8 June 2020
The Inspector has requested further environmental information with reference to the submitted Environment Statement (RVR/24-28 inc).

Letter dated 8 June 2020
 

The proposed Order is applied for by Rother Valley Railway Limited (RVR), working in partnership with the Kent and East Sussex Railway (K&ESR) which operates an existing heritage railway between Tenterden and Bodiam.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) guidance referred to in section 9 of the Statement of Matters has been replaced by MHCLG's 'Guidance on Compulsory Purchase Process and the Crichel Down Rules', published in July 2019
Statement of Matters

The RVR requested the Secretary of State (SoS) for a delay to the commencement of the Public Inquiry into the proposed Order.
The reason for the request is to allow for further information to be provided to address the concerns raised by Highways England (HE) and the Office of Rail and Road (ORR)
The SoS under Rule 23 of the Transport and Works (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 2004 has agreed to this request to allow for the additional information to be provided and considered.

Further detail is provided in the documents below:

RVR letter to Department for Transport (DfT) to request postponement dated 08/03/19
HE email to RVR in support of postponement dated 12/03/19
DfT letter to RVR to confirm SoS agreement to the request dated 13/03/19

Further information provided following concerns submitted by the Office of Road and Rail, January 2020

A hard copy also available at the following locations for inspection, copies may be taken for a reasonable charge. 
Battle Library and Robertsbridge Junction Station

Please use the links on the left of this page for further information or contact the Programme Officer - Joanna Vincent

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