Issue details

Public Path Diversion - FP 34 Gillingham

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.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Gillingham;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/06/2020

Decision due: 17 Jun 2020 by Officer Delegated Decision

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment

Lead director: Executive Director, Place

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