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Decision details

HTW-05-20: Proposed Application to Stop Up Highway Adjacent to 14 Whitehill Lane, Royal Wootton Bassett (Royal Wootton Bassett South)

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 Mr. Bruce Lawson of 14 Whitehill Lane, Wootton Bassett to apply to the magistrates’ court for an order stopping-up highway rights over a section of highway adjacent to his property on the ground that the section concerned 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


I approve the decision set out in the attached report.


This decision was published on 30 June 2020 and will come into force on 8 July 2020.


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 may 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.

Divisions Affected: Royal Wootton Bassett South;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

On 13 February 2020, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council consented to the application being made.  A copy of the signed consent form is shown at Appendix 2.


The local member, Councillor Chris Hurst, has no objection to the proposal.

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

Publication date: 01/05/2020

Date of decision: 30/06/2020

Effective from: 08/07/2020

Current call-in Count: 0

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