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Start date: 2020-01-13
End date: 2020-02-08
Results: 2020-02-10

Public Path Order: Extinguishment of public footpath Holybrook 6

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West Berkshire Council has made an order to extinguish public footpath Holybrook 6, under section 118 Highways Act 1980 as the route is not needed for public use.

The path has been unusable since the early 1970s, when a private residential house was built across it. The recorded path is a cul-de-sac route, that would only lead to the rear of a private garden if reopened. The path used to be part of a much longer through-route that crossed the area before it was developed for housing. Whilst the continuation of the path was extinguished on either side to enable development to go ahead, for some reason this short section of public footpath (now called 'Holybrook 6') was left. The route is not needed for public use.

The extinguishment of the path will avoid confusion in the future, and tidy up the legal record of public rights of way (the 'Definitive Map') by enabling the deletion of an unneeded, blocked public footpath.

For more details, pdf icon see the attached Order and map [2Mb].

Any objections or representations should be sent to the Definitive Map Officer by 8 February 2020.

Contact the Definitive Map Officer for more information.

What you told us

No objections were received.

What we did

We confirmed the order on 11 February 2020 and it has now taken effect.

Who To Contact

For enquiries about the Definitive Map for Public Rights of Way in West Berkshire

01635 503251