Issue details

Application to divert part of Footpath 13, West Stour at Church Farm

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


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Gillingham;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/10/2019

Decision due: 17 Sep 2019 by Officer Delegated Decision

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Planning

Lead director: Executive Director, Place

Contact: Mike Garrity, Head of Planning Email: