Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Reason(s) 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.
Before confirming a public path creation, diversion or extinguishment order a council or the Secretary of State must have regard to any material provision of a rights of way improvement plan prepared by the local highway authority. Dorset’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan sets out a strategy for improving its network of Public Rights of Way, wider access and outdoor public space.
Alternative options considered and rejected:
No. Proposed new route already in use by the public.
A full consultation was carried out in September / October 2019
Application to divert part of Footpath 14, Bradford Peverell at Cheeseman’s Cottage
The recommendations were that:
(a) The application to divert part of Footpath 14, Bradford Peverell as shown on Drawing (19/05) 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, or if any objections to the Order are of a similar nature to those already considered by the Committee, it be confirmed by the Council without further reference to the Committee.
The report and drawing can be seen by arrangement with Democratic Services.
Publication date: 08/01/2020
Date of decision: 10/10/2019