Decision details

Application to divert Footpath 73, Gillingham

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




(a)  The application to divert Footpath 73, Gillingham 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 Constitution).


Reasons for the decision:

(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 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: 14/01/2022

Date of decision: 10/01/2022