We're proposing to build a new shared-use footpath alongside Burtonwood Road/Clay Lane between Burtonwood and Omega to improve access to and from the new Omega employment site.


Approval was given by Cabinet, previously known as the Executive Board, in October 2018 to make a Compulsory Purchase Order to acquire the necessary land for this new path.


Construction will start in July 2020.


George Cox and Sons Ltd was appointed as the contractor for the scheme at the April 2020 Cabinet meeting.


The cost of these works will be around £1.6 million, with contributions provided by:

  • The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership via a successful Local Growth Fund Bid
  • A contribution from the Omega s106 Agreement
  • Council borrowing

Land acquisition 

Following a public inquiry in November 2019, the Compulsory Purchase Order to acquire the land required for the scheme was confirmed by the Secretary of State in January 2020. On 20 March the council made a General Vesting Declaration, to implement compulsory purchase powers over some of the land contained within the Compulsory Purchase Order. All parties affected by the General Vesting Declaration have been contacted.

The General Vesting Declaration will vest the land contained within it, to council ownership in time for the intended start of construction works in summer 2020.

Scheme plans


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