Compulsory Purchase Order may be used to advance plans for new M1-A6 route

Central Bedfordshire Council is finalising plans for the new M1-A6 Link Road project. They hope this will benefit existing communities, support growth, support jobs and serve homes.

In a notice sent today, the Council warns that, “Negotiations are complex given the numerous landowners involved but these are reaching an advanced stage, which will enable scheme details to be finalised and the tender process to identify a contractor to start works.

“To provide certainty that the Link Road can be delivered in its entirety, we may need to use Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) powers to acquire land, if an agreement by negotiation cannot be reached. This approach was approved by Executive on Tuesday 7 June 2022.”