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The London To Fishguard Trunk Road (A40) (Penblewin To Slebech Park Improvement) Order 2008

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 3138 (W.277)

HIGHWAYS, WALES

The London To Fishguard Trunk Road (A40) (Penblewin To Slebech Park Improvement) Order 2008

Made

8 December 2008

Coming into force

17 December 2008

The Welsh Ministers make this Order in exercise of powers conferred by sections 10, 12 and 106 of the Highways Act 1980(1) and of all other enabling powers (2)—

1.  The new highway which the Welsh Ministers propose to construct along the route described in Schedule 1 to this Order is to become a trunk road as from the date when this Order comes into force.

2.  The centre line of the new trunk road is indicated by a heavy black line on the deposited plan.

3.  The lengths of the trunk road described in Schedule 2 to this Order and shown by broad striped hatching on the deposited plan shall cease to be trunk road and shall become a classified road or unclassified road as indicated in that Schedule, from the date on which the Welsh Ministers notify the Pembrokeshire County Council that they will become the highway authority responsible for those lengths of road.

4.  The Welsh Ministers are authorised to construct the new bridge specified in Schedule 3 to this Order as part of the improvements to the trunk road.

5.  In this Order:

  • all measurements of distance are measured along the route of the relevant highway;

  • “the bridge plan” (“plan y bont”) means the plan numbered HA 10/2 NAFW 20 and marked “The London to Fishguard Trunk Road (A40) (Penblewin to Slebech Park Improvement) Order 2008 Schedule 3 -Specifications of bridge over navigable watercourse”, signed by authority of the Minister for the Economy and Transport and deposited at the Welsh Assembly Government, Record Storage and Retrieval Unit (RSRU), Neptune Point, Ocean Way, Cardiff;

  • “the deposited plan” (“y plan a adneuwyd”) means the plan numbered HA10/2 NAFW 19 and marked “The London to Fishguard Trunk Road (A40) (Penblewin to Slebech Park Improvement) Order 2008”, signed by authority of the Minister for the Economy and Transport and deposited at the Welsh Assembly Government, Record Storage and Retrieval Unit (RSRU), Neptune Point, Ocean Way, Cardiff;

  • “the trunk road” (“y gefnffordd”) means the London to Fishguard Trunk Road (A40); and

  • “classified road” (“ffordd ddosbarthiadol”) as a classification for a highway, means that the highway is not a principal road for the purpose of enactments or instruments, which refer to highways classified by the Welsh Ministers and which does not specifically refer to their classification as principal roads.

6.  This Order comes into force on 17 December 2008 The title to this Order is “The London to Fishguard Trunk Road (A40) (Penblewin to Slebech Park Improvement) Order 2008.”

Signed under authority of the Minister for the Economy and Transport.

S. C. SHOULER

Director of Transport Planning and Administration Welsh Assembly Government

8 December 2008

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1ROUTE OF THE NEW TRUNK ROAD

From a point on the trunk road 58 metres south east of its junction with the unclassified road leading to Llawhaden and given the reference A on the deposited plan, and incorporating a roundabout 292 metres south east of its junction with the A4075, and a second roundabout 278 metres south east of its junction with the B4314, for a total distance of 2.67 kilometres, to a point on the trunk road 420 metres east of its junction with the B4314 and given the reference B on the deposited plan.

SCHEDULE 2LENGTHS OF THE A40 TRUNK ROAD CEASING TO BE TRUNK ROAD

Those lengths of the A40 trunk road ceasing to be trunk road are those lengths between its junction with the unclassified road leading to Llawhaden and its junction with Flimstone Lane between Penblewin and Slebech Park in the County of Pembrokeshire as follows:

(i)from a point on the trunk road 53 metres south east of its junction with the unclassified road leading to Llawhaden and given the reference C on the deposited plan, for a total distance of 0.53 kilometres to a point on the trunk road 305 metres east of its junction with the A4075 and given the reference D on the deposited plan which shall become an unclassified road, and

(ii)from a point on the trunk road 337 metres east of its junction with the A4075 and given the reference E on the deposited plan, for a total distance of 1.91 kilometres to a point on the trunk road 245 metres east of its junction with the B4314 and given the reference F on the deposited plan which shall become a classified road.

SCHEDULE 3SPECIFICATIONS OF BRIDGE OVER NAVIGABLE WATERCOURSE

A new bridge over the navigable waterway known as the Eastern Cleddau in the community of Llawhaden in the County of Pembrokeshire adjacent to and a clear distance of 12 metres south of the existing A40 Canaston Bridge structure, 1.8 kilometres west of Robeston Wathen, the location and general design of which are shown on the bridge plan.

(2)

By virtue of S.I. 1999/672, article 2 and Schedule 1, and paragraph 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006, these powers are now exercisable by the Welsh Ministers in relation to Wales.

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