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Public Path Orders

Public Rights of Way can only be diverted, extinguished or created by way of a Legal Order. The most commonly made types of 'Public Path Orders' include:

  • Diversion orders made under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 in the interest of landowners, occupiers or the public.
  • Creation Orders made under section 26 of the Highways Act 1980 if there is a public need or by agreement under section 25 whereby a landowner can dedicate a route across their land.
  • Extinguishment orders made under section 118 of the Highways Act 1980 if it is not needed for public use. However it is very difficult to show that a path is not needed.
  • Diversion or extinguishment orders made under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in connection with development or mineral extraction.


All diversion, extinguishment and creation orders made under the Highways Act 1980 and Town and Country Planning Act 1990 adhere to the same basic procedure, as shown below. It can take some time to administer an application. Also there is no certainty that an application will result in the desired outcome, as the public have a right to object on certain grounds. Orders are subject to legal tests which must be met by the Council when deciding to make an order.
The process for public path orders is outlined below:

1.    Application
2.    Consultation
3.    Senior Officer decision
4.    If approved, the order is made and advertised
5.    Objection period
6.    Unopposed orders confirmed/ certified and advertised, opposed orders sent to Secretary of State for determination.

There is an administration fee to cover the full costs of making an order and the applicant must also cover all advertising costs associated with the order.  There is a waiting list for dealing with orders - please contact us for details of the current situation.  Orders required for development purposes under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 may be processed more quickly.

Ordnance Survey is notified about any changes to the network but this can take a while to be reflected on their printed maps.

For further information and application forms, please contact the Definitive Map Team on 01234 276791


Link to old Archived Public Path Orders 

Current Orders in table below.

 

Path and
Nature of Order

Notice pdf

Map pdf

Order Made On

Objection Period Ends

Current Status

Ravensden: Parts of Bridleway Nos 40, 41 and Part of Footpath No 45
HA Diversion Order 2018

notice

map

map

06/09/2018

12/10/2018

 

Turvey: Part of Footpath No A6
HA Diversion Order 2018

notice

map

22/06/2018

27/07/2018

Objections received

Wymington: Part of Footpath No 1
HA Diversion Order 2018

notice

map

22/06/2018

27/07/2018

Confirmed by Bedford Borough Council on 06/09/2018.
The Order comes into force on 21/09/2018

Wilstead: Part of Footpath No 8
HA Diversion Order 2018

notice

map

02/03/2018

18/05/2018

Confirmed by Bedford Borough Council on 29/06/2018.
The Order comes into force on 04/10/2018

Knotting and Souldrop: Part of Footpath No 2
HA Rail Crossing Diversion Order 2018

notice

map

22/03/2018

27/04/2018

Objections received

Willington: Part of Bridleway No 4
HA Diversion Order 2018

notice

map

16/03/2018

20/04/2018

Confirmed by Bedford Borough Council on 04/06/2018.
The Diversion Order requires certification and will not come into force until all work has been completed

Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden: Part of Footpath No 33
HA Diversion Order 2018

notice

map

16/03/2018

20/04/2018

Confirmed by Bedford Borough Council on 04/06/2018.
The Order comes into force on 02/07/2018

Turvey: Part of Footpath No A5
HA Diversion Order 2018

notice

map

16/03/2018

20/04/2018

Objections received.
Order to be sent to Planning Inspectorate for determination.

Dean and Shelton: Part of Footpath No S2
HA Diversion Order 2018

notice

map

23/02/2018

30/03/2018

Confirmed by Bedford Borough Council on 04/06/2018.
The Order comes into force on 10/08/2018

Wilden: Part of Footpath No 6
HA Diversion Order 2018

notice

map

23/02/2018

30/03/2018

Confirmed by Bedford Borough Council on 04/06/2018.
The Order comes into force on 17/08/2018

Wilden: Part of Footpath No 7
HA Extinguishment Order 2018

notice

map

23/02/2018

30/03/2018

Confirmed by Bedford Borough Council on 04/06/2018.
The Order comes into force on 02/07/2018

Wilden: Part of Footpath No 40
HA Diversion Order 2018

notice

map

23/02/2018

30/03/2018

Confirmed by Bedford Borough Council on 04/06/2018.
The Order comes into force on 17/08/2018

Pertenhall: Part of Footpath No 19 and Part of Footpath No 5 Kimbolton Diversion Order 2016
Little Staughton:Part of Footpath No 27 Creation Order 2016
Pertenhall FP19 Diversion Report  (pdf 61kb)  Includes Proposed Diversion of Stonely FP5 Cambridgeshire.
plan  (pdf 897kb)
Determined 16/12/2015 as per Recommendations

notice
Creation


notice
Diversion

map

12/02/2016

01/04/2016

Order to be withdrawn

Kempston Rural: Part of Footpath No A3 TCPA Diversion Order 2016
Kempston Rural Footpath No A3

Notice
Diversion

map

19/02/2016

29/03/2016

Confirmed by Bedford Borough Council on 15/04/2016.
The Diversion Order requires certification and will not come into force until all work has been completed

Turvey Part of Bridleway No 12 Diversion Order 2016
Report - (pdf 29kb)
Appendix 1 - plan (pdf 340kb)
Appendix 2 - architects plan (pdf 731kb)
Determined 10 December 2016 as per Recommendations

notice

map

15/01/2016

08/03/2016

Confirmed by Bedford Borough Council on 18/03/2016.
The Order comes into force on 17/08/2018

Riseley
Footpath No 70
Creation Order 2006

753n

752-3m

17/03/06

02/05/06

Objections Received

Information correct as at 10/10/2018