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Statutory Instruments

1993 No. 10

RIGHTS OF WAY

The Town and Country Planning (Public Path Orders) Regulations 1993

Made

7th January 1993

Laid before Parliament

8th January 1993

Coming into force

31st January 1993

The Secretary of State for the Environment, as respects England, and the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, in exercise of their powers under sections 259(4) and 333(1) of, and paragraphs 1 and 6 of Schedule 14 to, the Town and Country Planning Act 1990(1), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.  (1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Town and Country Planning (Public Path Orders) Regulations 1993 and shall come into force on 31st January 1993.

(2) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

“the Act” means the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;

“authority” means the authority responsible for making the order;

“public path order” means an order made under section 257 (footpaths and bridleways affected by development: orders by other authorities) or 258 (extinguishment of public rights of way over land held for planning purposes) of the Act and includes an order revoking or varying any such order(2).

“Schedule 14” means Schedule 14 to the Act.

Form of public path order and map and priority of schedule to order

2.  (1)  A public path order shall be in the relevant form set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations or in a form substantially to the like effect, with such modifications as may be required, and shall at the end be sealed and dated.

(2) A public path order shall contain a map which shall be on a scale of not less than 1:2500 or, if such a map is not available, on the largest scale readily available.

Notice of public path orders

3.  (1)  Any notice required to be given under Schedule 14 by an authority shall be in the relevant form set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations or in a form substantially to the like effect.

(2) The persons on whom notice is required to be served under paragraphs 1(2)(b) and 7(1)(b) of Schedule 14 shall in respect of the areas specified in column 1 of Schedule 3 to these Regulations include the persons specified in column 2 of Schedule 3 to these Regulations.

Procedure for public path orders

4.  (1)  A public path order shall be made in duplicate, and where the order is submitted to the Secretary of State for confirmation the order and duplicate shall be sent to him accompanied by:

(a)two copies of the order and a copy of any notice published as required by paragraph 1(2)(a) of Schedule 14,

(b)a statement by the authority of the grounds on which the authority consider that the order should be confirmed, and

(c)any representations or objections which have been duly made with respect to the order and not withdrawn, together with the observations thereon of the authority.

(2) Where a public path order provides for extinguishing a right of way over land under, in, over, along or across which there is any apparatus belonging to or used by statutory undertakers for the purpose of their undertaking, the consent of the undertakers to such order shall also be sent to the Secretary of State when the order is submitted to him for confirmation.

(3) After a decision not to confirm a public path order, the authority shall, as soon as the requirements of paragraph 7(4) of Schedule 14 have been complied with, so certify in writing to the Secretary of State.

(4) After a public path order has been confirmed by the Secretary of State, the authority shall, as soon as the requirements of paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 14 have been complied with, so certify in writing to the Secretary of State and send him a copy of the notice of confirmation of the order served under paragraph 7 or given under paragraph 8 of Schedule 14.

(5) After a public path order has been confirmed the authority shall send a copy of it as confirmed to the Ordnance Survey.

Revocation

5.  The Town and Country Planning (Public Path Orders) Regulations 1983(3) are hereby revoked.

Michael Howard

Secretary of State for the Environment

7th January 1993

David Hunt

Secretary of State for Wales

6th January 1993

Regulation 2(1)

SCHEDULE 1FORMS OF PUBLIC PATH ORDER

FORM 1PUBLIC PATH [STOPPING UP] [DIVERSION] ORDERTOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990, SECTION 257

FORM 2PUBLIC PATH EXTINGUISHMENT ORDERTOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990, SECTION 258(1)

Regulation 3(1)

SCHEDULE 2FORMS OF NOTICE

FORM 1NOTICE OF PUBLIC PATH ORDERTOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990, SECTION [257] [258(1)] AND PARAGRAPH 1 OF SCHEDULE 14

FORM 2NOTICE OF CONFIRMATION OF PUBLIC PATH ORDERTOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990, SECTION [257] [258] AND PARAGRAPH [7] [8] OF SCHEDULE 14

Regulation 3(2)

SCHEDULE 3PERSONS TO BE SERVED WITH NOTICE OF PUBLIC PATH ORDERS

1. Area2. Name of Persons
England and Wales

Auto-Cycle Union

British Horse Society

Byways and Bridleways Trust

Open Spaces Society

Ramblers Association

Cyclists Touring Club

The counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire and West YorkshirePeak and Northern Footpaths Society

Within the county of Bedfordshire: the borough of Luton, and within the district of Mid Bedfordshire the parishes of Harlington and Shillington, and within the district of South Bedfordshire the parishes of Barton le Clay, Caddington and Slip End, Dunstable, Eaton Bray, Houghton Regis, Hyde, Kensworth, Streatley, Studham, Sundon, Toddington, Totternhoe and Whipsnade;

Within the county of Buckinghamshire: the districts of Chiltern, Wycombe and South Bucks; and within the district of Aylesbury Vale, the parishes of Aston Clinton, Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp, Edlesborough, Halton, Ivinghoe, Marsworth, Pitstone, Wendover and Weston Turville;

Within the county of Hertfordshire: the districts of Dacorum and Three Rivers; and within the district of North Hertfordshire, the parishes of Hexton, Hitchin, Ickleford, St. Ippollitts, Kings Walden, Langley, Lilley, Offley, Pirton, Preston and St Pauls Walden;

Within the county of Oxfordshire: the district of South Oxfordshire

Chiltern Society
WalesWelsh Trail Riders' Association

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations re-enact the Town and Country Planning (Public Path Orders) Regulations 1983 (“the 1983 Regulations”) with minor and drafting amendments. They prescribe requirements for orders made by local planning authorities under section 257(1) or 258 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Orders under section 257 authorise the stopping up or diversion of footpaths or bridleways to enable development to be carried out in accordance with planning permission or by a government department. Orders made by local planning authorities under section 258(1) of the Act extinguish public rights of way over footpaths or bridleways over land held by such local authorities for planning purposes.

Regulation 2 and Schedule 1 prescribe the form of order and require that it must contain a map on a specified scale.

Regulation 3 with Schedule 2 prescribe forms of notice of orders and with Schedule 3 prescribe additional persons on whom notice of the making and confirmation of orders must be served.

Regulation 4 contains provisions governing the procedure for orders.

Regulation 5 revokes the 1983 Regulations.

(2)

See Section 333(7) of the Act.

(3)

S.I. 1983/22.

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