Decision details

Footpath 6, Fontmell Magna

Decision Maker: Executive Director, Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No



a) The application to divert part of Footpath 6, Fontmell Magna be accepted and an Order made;

b) The Order include provisions to modify the definitive map and statement to record the changes made as a consequence of the diversion;


c) And If the Order is unopposed, it be confirmed by the Council.

(Decision taken is detailed within the Scheme of Delegation in the Council’s Constitution.)


Reasons for the decision:

a)    The proposed diversion meets the legal criteria set out in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


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 diversion is expedient and therefore Dorset Council can itself confirm the order


Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 15/06/2022

Date of decision: 14/06/2022