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The Network Rail (North Doncaster Chord) Order 2012

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SCHEDULE 1AUTHORISED DEVELOPMENT

A nationally significant infrastructure project as defined in sections 14 and 25 of the 2008 Act comprising—

In Doncaster Metropolitan Borough

Work No.1 — The construction of a new permanent railway chord (centred on grid reference SE 58166 10443) (3,200 metres in length) commencing at a point on the existing Askern railway line at Owston Grange Farm No. 1 level crossing, running southwards along the eastern side of the said section of the Askern line on embankment, then a multi-span railway viaduct (246 metres in length) spanning Joan Croft Lane, the East Coast Main Line and Applehurst Chord railways, continuing on embankment curving south-eastwards along the eastern side of the Applehurst Chord railway before terminating at a point on the Skellow railway line 520 metres east of Applehurst Lane level crossing; including permanent way (rail tracks), railway switch and crossing track and the construction of temporary haul roads located adjacent to the embankment.

Associated development within the meaning of section 115(2) of the 2008 Act comprising—

Work No.2 — Construction of permanent A19 junction widening (52 metres in length) on Rockley Lane (north side of junction), including the construction of a new kerb line and a new road surface within the amended road limits.

Work No.3A — Construction of permanent A19 junction widening (35 metres in length) on Holme Lane (north side of junction), including the construction of a new kerb line and a new road surface within the amended road limits.

Work No.3B — Construction of permanent A19 junction widening (60 metres in length) on Holme Lane (south side of junction) including the construction of a new kerb line and a new road surface within the amended road limits.

Work No.4 — Construction of permanent road widening works commencing at a point 110 metres east of the junction of Storr’s Lane with Holme Lane and terminating at a point 160 metres from its commencement point.

Work No.5 — Temporary widening works (56 metres in length and 5.5 metres wide) to Owston Grange Farm No. 1 level crossing across Work No. 1 in order to accommodate construction traffic from both directions and permanent improvement to the approach gradients to the level crossing.

Work No.6 — Construction of a new permanent land drain (375 metres in length) between the existing Askern railway line and the proposed new line, commencing at a point 357 metres south of Honey Lands Lane level crossing and terminating at a point 23 metres north of Joan Croft Lane, including a headwall at the Joan Croft Lane end.

Work No.7 — Construction of new permanent drainage works (155 metres in length) on the north side of Joan Croft lane commencing at a point 29 metres north east of Middle Lane level crossing and terminating at a point 155 metres north east of its commencement, including placing the existing ditch in a culvert under the new viaduct, tying it into the proposed ditch and also connections into the proposed overbridge drainage and the provision of new manholes.

Work No.8 — Construction of permanent highway and overbridge (440 metres in length) over the East Coast Main Line railway commencing at the junction of Joan Croft Lane and Honey Lands Lane at a point 90 metres north west of Joan Croft level crossing, running first in a north-easterly direction, then in an easterly direction before running in a southerly direction and terminating at a point 176 metres from its commencement, including abutment and wing wall piling, road and toe drainage, the bridge superstructure (deck, abutments and wing walls), the earthworks associated with the embankment approaches and boundary fencing.

Work No.9 — Construction of a new permanent underpass on Bell Croft Lane commencing at a point 120 metres north of the Applehurst Chord railway and terminating at a point 53 metres south of its commencement.

Work No.10 — Construction of new permanent drainage works at Bell Croft Lane commencing at a point 53 metres north west of Bell Croft Lane and terminating at a point 103 metres south east of its commencement, including placing in culvert a drain (50 metres in length) under the embankment with two headwalls and placing in culvert an existing drain to tie into the proposed new ditch and culvert under the embankment (115 metres in length).

Work No.11 — Construction of new permanent drainage (326 metres in length) to the south of the new railway and north of the existing Skellow railway commencing 173 metres to the east of Bell Croft Lane and terminating by the disused railway embankment.

Work No.12 — Installation of a new permanent buried power cable in the existing verge commencing from a point 28 metres north of Applehurst level crossing, continuing along Applehurst Lane before turning eastwards into Sickle Croft Farm (located north east of Applehurst level crossing) and terminating at a point 355 metres from its commencement.

Work No.13 — Widening works to Applehurst level crossing (50 metres in length and 6.5 metres wide) across Work No. 1 to accommodate haul road traffic from both directions,

and in connection with such works further associated development within the Order limits consisting of—

(a)electrical equipment and signalling works;

(b)ramps, means of access, footpaths and bridleways;

(c)embankment, viaducts, aprons, abutments, shafts, foundations, retaining walls, drainage, wing walls, fencing and culverts;

(d)works to alter the position of apparatus, including mains, sewers, drains and cables;

(e)works to alter the course of, or otherwise interfere with a watercourse other than a navigable watercourse;

(f)landscaping and other works to mitigate any adverse effects of the construction, maintenance or operation of the authorised development;

(g)works for the benefit or protection of land affected by the authorised development;

(h)works required for the strengthening, improvement, maintenance, or reconstruction of any streets; and

(i)such other works, including working sites and works of demolition, as may be necessary or expedient for the purposes of or in connection with the construction of the authorised development and which fall within the scope of the environmental impact assessment.

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