Public footpath diversion orders

Sometimes it is necessary for a footpath or bridleway to be stopped up or diverted in order to enable development to be carried out in accordance with planning permission granted by us.

The disadvantages, or loss, which is likely to arise to users of the route as a result of any change are considered by us. However, if should not be assumed that an order to stop up or divert a footpath or bridleway will be made simply because planning permission has been granted.

We also have powers to divert a public footpath.

If you want to apply for a diversion order, you will need to complete our application form. In order to ascertain an application, please contact our Development Management team on 01438 242159 or email us at