Agenda item

Proposed Closure Of Footpath Linking Cobden View Road And Northfield Road, Crookes, Sheffield

Report of the Director of Operational Services



 Mark Reeder (Engineer Highway Records) attended the meeting and presented the report.



The closure was required to close an informal footpath between Cobden View Road and Northfield Road in the Crookes Area of Sheffield.  The closure was required to enable an approved development to take place.



It was explained that whilst the footpath had no formal status, a claim had been received to formalise the route.  A formal Closure Order was therefore required to normalise the situation.



Councillor Brian Holmshaw asked why the closure order was being sought before the claim had been heard and asked if the closure was pre-empting the claim.



Officers explained that the closure was required for the development, which had already been approved by the Council, to commence.  The Council was pursing the closure as if the claim had already been successful, so there was no prejudice to the claimants of the path that the claim hadn't been formally resolved prior to this closure process being undertaken. To formally close the footpath would enable the development to begin.





1.    No objections be raised to the proposed closure of the footpath linking Cobden View Road and Northfield Road, Crookes, as shown as a solid black line on Appendix A of the report, subject to satisfactory arrangements being made with Statutory Undertakers in connection with any of their mains and services that may be affected; and


2.    Authority be given to the Director of Legal and Governance to:


a.    Take all necessary action to divert the footpath under the powers contained within Section 257 of the town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

b.    Confirm the Order as an Unopposed Order, in the event of no objections being received, or any objections being resolved and withdrawn prior to the order being confirmed.



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