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Public footpath diversion orders

Last Modified October 19, 2015

Sometimes it is necessary for a footpath or bridleway to be stopped up or diverted in order to enable development to be carried out in accordance with planning permission granted by us.

The disadvantages, or loss, which is likely to arise to users of the route as a result of any change are considered by us. However, it should not be assumed that an order to stop up or divert a footpath or bridleway will be made simply because planning permission has been granted.

We also have powers to divert a public footpath.

If you want to apply for a diversion order you will need to complete our application form

Guidance notes are currently being drafted and will be available shortly, but if you have a question in the meantime, or would like to know how much the fees are please contact our legal and democratic services team.


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