Burges Salmon advises Highways England on first Development Consent Order of its kind

Planning experts from Burges Salmon have advised Highways England on the grant of its first Development Consent Order (DCO) as a Strategic Roads Company.

09 February 2016

Planning experts from Burges Salmon have advised Highways England on the grant of the first Development Consent Order (DCO) by the Department for Transport since Highways England was created as an arm’s length Strategic Roads Company under the Infrastructure Act 2015.

The DCO is for a major junction improvement at the A19/A1058 Coast Road interchange in North Tyneside to relieve congestion, improve safety and provide enhanced connectivity to the Port of Tyne, thereby facilitating economic growth in North Tyneside. The scheme is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008 and it is due to start construction in the summer this year with completion by summer 2018.

Julian Boswall, planning partner at Burges Salmon, said "We are delighted to have been able to assist Highways England on this DCO application and in securing consent on time for it to proceed to programme.”

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