Public Right of Way
What we can do if your development affects a Public Right of Way
When you apply for planning permission, you need to check whether your proposed plan will affect a public right of way. A ‘Public Right of Way’ (PROW) could be a pavement, footpath or a road.
If your development does affect a public right of way, we may be able to make a Public Path Order (PPO), this would allow the diversion of a public way. We'll refuse applications when a diversion isn’t possible.
For best practice, follow this checklist
- Take account of national and local planning guidance.
- Check if a PROW, claim or anomaly affects the development site.
- Consider if new PROW can be incorporated.
- Design the layout to take account of any existing PROW.
- Leave sufficient time to implement changes to PROW.
- Talk to Officers to ensure best practice is followed.
Read the legislation on Public Rights of Way.