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Decision details

HTW-17-21: Proposed Application to Stop Up HIghway at Imber Road, Bratton (Ethandune)

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 and Transport to consider whether the Council should grant a request from Mr. Henry Pelly of Luccombe Mill, Imber Road, Bratton to apply to the magistrates’ court for an order stopping-up highway rights over a section of highway at Imber Road, Bratton 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 22 April 2021.

Reasons for the decision:

Officers on consideration of the matter were initially of the view that the section of highway concerned could potentially be stopped-up.  However, on reviewing representations made by the Rights of Way Team, in particular concerning the use of the highway by non-motorised users, they are of the view that an application cannot be made as the highway is necessary for public use.


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 11 March 2020, Bratton Parish Council consented to the application being made.  A copy of the signed consent form is shown at Appendix 2.


The local member, Councillor Suzanne Wickham has no objection.

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

Publication date: 15/04/2021

Date of decision: 15/04/2021

Effective from: 23/04/2021

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