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Decision details

HTW-14-19: Proposed application to stop-up highway adjacent to the sanctuary, Dark Lane North, Steeple Ashton

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To ask the Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport & Waste to consider whether the Council should grant a request from Mr. John Angel, owner of The Sanctuary, to apply to the magistrates’ court for an order stopping up highway rights over land adjacent to his property on the ground that this area is not necessary for public use. 


The area concerned is shown cross-hatched on the plan at Appendix 1.  


I consent to the application as set out in the report


This decision was published on 10 June 2019 and will come into force on 18 June 2019.

Reasons for the decision:

Officers consider that the section of highway concerned can be stopped up as it is unnecessary for public use and the Council can accordingly apply to the court for an Order.


Alternative options considered:

The Cabinet Member may resolve to:


(i) Give consent to the application


(ii) Refuse to give consent to the application, in which case reasons should be given for doing so.


Publication date: 31/05/2019

Date of decision: 10/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

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