Decision details

Application under Section 257 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to Divert Part of Public Footpath Number 105, Bury

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To accept the application and to instruct Legal Services to make the appropriate orders to secure the diversion of part of Public Footpath Number 105, Bury. The path (shown in the attached plan PRW/105/BURY/1) is located in an area to be used for the construction of flood defences. In order to have an effective defence and continued access for the public on foot a diversion of part of the footpath is required.
The land for the existing and proposed diverted section of path is owned by St Modwen Development Ltd. and they have agreed with the Environment Agency that works can take place on their land and that part of the footpath can be diverted. Planning permission has been sought for the flood defences (Planning No.65171) and a diversion will be required to allow the development to take place, subject to planning permission being granted.
The relevant section of path to be diverted is 105m in length (A-B on the plan) and would be replaced by a diversion route of 140m (A-C-B). The extra length of the diversion allows for the creation of a 1:12 gradient footpath across the 3m high flood embankment. The diversion offers potential enhancement to the use of the footpath by providing a raised elevation and access to the top of embankment.

Publication date: 19/06/2020

Date of decision: 19/06/2020

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