Footpath diversion orders

The council has powers to make a public path diversion order under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The council uses this power if it is satisfied that it is necessary for the footpath or bridleway to be diverted in order to enable development to be carried out in accordance with planning permission granted by the council. The disadvantages or loss likely to arise to users of the route as a result of the change also have to be considered by the council. It should not be assumed that an order will be made simply because planning permission has been granted.

We also have the power to make a public path diversion order under section 119 of the Highways Act 1990.

Guidance notes and forms for applications under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act are available to download below. Fee information is also included in the download.

If you require more information please contact the Legal team by emailing solicitors@basingstoke.gov.uk or phone 01256 844844.

Documents

PDF document Footpath diversion form(PDF) [123 kb]

Word document Footpath diversion form(DOC) [176 kb]

PDF document Footpath diversion notes(PDF) [202 kb]

Footpath Orders Made

  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Part of Footpath 28 Baughurst, Public Path Diversion Order 2021

    This order is now confirmed as unopposed on 2 September 2021.

  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Part of Footpath 701 Public Path Extinguishment Order 2020 (Heritage Park)

    This order is now confirmed as unopposed on 30 April 2021.

  • Parish of Basingstoke Order. Part of Footpath 717 Public Path Extinguishment Order 2016

    This order is now confirmed as unopposed on 29 June 2016.

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