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Permanent road closures


Details for permanently closing part of a public road, also known as 'stopping up'.

To permanently close part of a public road:

  • under Section 247 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, you will need to contact Gov.uk: National transport casework team
  • under Section 116 of the Highways Act 1980 or Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, you will need to contact us
  • under Section 116 of the Highways Act 1980 we will have to apply to a Magistrate's Court for an order and the road can only be closed if it is deemed no longer necessary for public use
  • under Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the stopping up can only be processed if it is needed to allow development to be carried out either in accordance with an approved planning application or by a government department
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