Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Reason for Decision
Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 local authorities have powers to make orders to create, extinguish or divert public rights of way. The Council may make an order to divert or stopping-up of any footpath, bridleway or restricted byway under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 if it is satisfied that it is necessary to do so in order to allow development to be carried out in accordance with planning permission granted under Part III of the Act.
It is considered that the proposed diversion meets the criteria set down in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and that the proposed route is an acceptable alternative. No objections were received during the statutory period to allow for responses. The Authority is empowered by section 259 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to confirm an unopposed order.
That the Council confirms the public path diversion order made under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 on 15th July 2019 to divert footpath 34, Gillingham. That the Definitive Map and Statement is modified by the order under section 53A (2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and the Definitive Statement modified as described in Part 3 of the Schedule to the order.
Publication date: 18/06/2020
Date of decision: 18/06/2020