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Decision details

HTW-15-21: Proposed Application to Stop Up Highway Adjacent to 2 New Cottages, Shaftesbury Road, Mere

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. & Mrs. Burt of 2 New Cottages, Shaftesbury Road, Mere to apply to the magistrates’ court for an order stopping-up highway rights over a section of highway adjacent to their property on the ground that the section concerned is unnecessary for public use or any other highway-related reason.


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


I give notice that I consent to the proposed application. This decision was published on 22 April 2021 and will come into effect on 30 April 2021.


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 22 July 2020, Mere Town Council consented to the proposed application being made.  A copy of the signed consent form is shown at Appendix 2.


The local member, Councillor George Jeans, supports the the proposed application.


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

Publication date: 13/04/2021

Date of decision: 22/04/2021

Effective from: 30/04/2021

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