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Decision details

HTW-31-19: Proposed Application to Stop Up Highway Forming Part of B4042 Road, Cowbridge, Malmesbury

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 and Transport to consider whether the Council should grant a request from Wessex Water to apply to the magistrates’ court for an order stopping up highway rights over part of the highway adjacent to their property on the ground that the highway is unnecessary for public use or any other highway-related reason.


The section of highway concerned is shown cross-hatched in black on the plan at Appendix 1.


Following consultation with officers, I give notice that I intend to make the decision in accordance with the officer’s recommendation set out in the attached report.  If you would like to make any representations to me on this issue, please do so by 4 December 2019.

Reasons for the decision:

Officers consider that the highway concerned can be stopped up as it is unnecessary for public use or any other highway-related purpose 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.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

On 27 June 2019, Malmesbury St. Paul Without Parish Council consented to the application being made.  A copy of the signed consent form is shown at Appendix 2.


The local member, Councillor John Thomson, has been consulted and made no comment on the proposal.

Contact: Kevin Gale, tel: 01225 718023, email:  kevin.gale@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Publication date: 27/11/2019

Date of decision: 05/12/2019

Effective from: 13/12/2019

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