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Footpath Diversion - Shenley 003

Last Modified October 02, 2020


Section 119 Highways Act 1980

Hertsmere Borough Council (Shenley 3) Diversion Order 2020


Following informal consultation with local user groups, we have decided to make an order to divert the line of Shenley footpath 3. This path currently runs through the Well End Activity Centre run by the Scouts, and the proposed diversion would instead take the path along the edge of the centre, parallel with Well End Road.


We have served notice of the making of the order on the required parties, as required under Schedule 6 of the Highways Act 1980.

The Hertsmere Borough Council (Shenley 3) Diversion Order 2020 was made on 4 May 2020.


View the Footpath Diversion Order (including a plan) 


View the Notice of Making the Order


The Wider Scheme


The order is part of a wider scheme which includes upgrading the new line of the Shenley 3 footpath from Well End Road (near Point B) to Shenley 1 footpath and then back to Well End Road (near point C) to bridleway, and increase its width from 3m to 4m.  It is our intention that the order and agreement will come into force at the same time.


What happens next?


The process is as follows:


1. The order will be advertised for a period of four weeks. An advert will be placed in the Barnet Borough Times on 4 June 2020, and notices are being put up at the entrances to the footpath, and at the borough and parish council offices. They are also available on this webpage (above), with hard copies available on request from local.plan@hertsmere.gov.uk . Copies of the order are also being sent to the landowners, occupiers, statutory undertakers and interested user groups.


2. Anyone may make a representation or objection to the order in the four weeks while the order is being advertised. This must be made in writing (this includes by email) before the 6 July 2020 and should include the reasons for making the objection or representation.


You can make a representation by emailing local.plan@hertsmere.gov.uk.


Please note that the Planning Team are currently working from home, so email is the best way to send us your representations.


If you are unable to access an email account, you can write to:

Grace Middleton, Planning Strategy Team, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1WA


Please note that:

  • We do not have to accept any representations or objections made after
    the end of the objection period.
  • The details of any objectors to the Order may become available to anyone who requests them as explained below (except where the objection is withdrawn).

3. After the advertising period ends, we can decide to:

  • confirm the order provided that no objections or representations have been received and the order meets the legal tests
  • abandon the order if it is decided that the legal tests for confirmation cannot be met. This may be as a result of receiving valid objections.
  • send the order to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) where objections or representations to the order have been received. PINS act on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and will decide whether or not the order should be confirmed. This may be done at a public inquiry or by exchanging letters.
  • We will inform anyone who writes in as to whether or not the order is confirmed.


4. Any works needed to bring the new line of the path into use will be completed before the order is confirmed.


5. Please note that making the order does not mean the change has happened; this will happen when the order is confirmed. The change will then be recorded on the Definitive Rights of Way Map and Statement by the county council.




The Government’s information website at https://www.gov.uk/topic/outdoor-access-recreation/rights-of-way-open-access has further information under ‘Public rights of way’ but if you do have any queries please use the details above to get in touch with the Planning Strategy Team.



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