Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Reasons for Decisions
(a) The proposed diversion meets the legal criteria set out in the Highways Act 1980.
(b) The inclusion of these provisions in a public path order means that there is no need for a separate legal event order to modify the definitive map and statement as a result of the diversion.
(c) Accordingly, the absence of objections may be taken as acceptance that the proposed new route is expedient and therefore Dorset Council can itself confirm the Order and need not submit the Order to the Planning Inspectorate.
Alternative Options consider and rejected
The application to divert part of Footpath 13, West Stour at Church Farm be accepted and an order made;
The Order include provisions to modify the definitive map and statement to record the changes made as a consequence of the diversion; and
If the Order is unopposed, or if all objections are withdrawn, it be confirmed by Dorset Council without further reference to the Executive Director for Place.
Publication date: 07/10/2019
Date of decision: 17/09/2019