Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
(a) The proposal to divert part of Footpath 56, Sturminster Newton 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; and
(c) If the Order is unopposed, it be confirmed by the Council.
(The decision taken is detailed within the Scheme of Delegation in the Council’s Consitiution.)
(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 diversion is expedient and therefore Dorset Council can itself confirm the order.
No conflicts of interest.
Publication date: 11/10/2021
Date of decision: 08/10/2021