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Decision details

HTW-09-20INTENTION: Proposed Application to Stop Up Highway Adjacent to 168 Littleworth Lane, Whitley (Melksham Without North)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To ask the Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste to consider whether the Council should grant a request from Mrs. Sharon Pearce to apply to the magistrates’ court for an order stopping-up highway rights over a section of highway adjacent to her property at 168 Littleworth Lane, Whitley 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.



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 14 October 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.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

On 28 July 2020, Melksham Without Parish Council consented to the proposed application being made.  A copy of the signed consent form is shown at Appendix 2.


The local member, Councillor Phil Alford has confirmed that he can see no reason why the proposed application should not be made.


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

Publication date: 07/10/2020

Date of decision: 07/10/2020

Effective from: 15/10/2020

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