Planning webinar series: Stopping Up and Diversion of Footpaths and Bridleways

Gateley Legal's logo Gateley Legal

Article by

Our specialist planning team deliver regular live and on demand bitesize planning webinars.

Each webinar explores at least one key planning issue or update that impacts on property developments and regeneration.

The temporary or permanent stopping up or diversion of a footpath or bridleway are often required in tandem with proposed new development or simply because the right of way might have fallen into disuse and no longer be necessary.

In the second webinar of our planning series, Richard Bailey, an associate in our Manchester planning team gives an overview of the powers and processes contained in legislation to enable the extinguishment, stopping up or diversion of a footpath or bridleway and flags some common dangers or difficulties associated with stopping up or diverting a public right of way.

In particular, the webinar focuses on:

  • Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders
  • Stopping Up or Diversion Orders - S.116 Highways Act 1980
  • Public Path Extinguishment and Diversion Orders - S.118/S.119 Highways Act 1980
  • Extinguishment or Diversion Order – S.247/S.257 Town and Country Planning Act 1990

The webinar will be of particular interest to residential and commercial developers of land, individual landowners, and those working within the public sector.

Gateley Plc is authorised and regulated by the SRA (Solicitors' Regulation Authority). Please visit the SRA website for details of the professional conduct rules which Gateley Legal must comply with.