Decisions made

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Decisions published

04/11/2019 - Bridgemary Library - Temporary Closure ref: 1275    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services

Decision published: 06/11/2019

Effective from: 04/11/2019

Decision:

Bridgemary Library will temporarily close on Monday 2nd December to Wednesday 11th December inclusive. This will allow building work to be completed to fix the damage done to the entrance area. The notice period for this closure is just under four weeks which is less than the standard six weeks for councillors and four weeks for councillors.

Lead officer: Nicola Horsey


24/10/2019 - Application for a Definitive Map Modification Order to upgrade Tangley Footpath 12 to a Byway Open To All Traffic Parish of Tangley ref: 1274    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services

Decision published: 01/11/2019

Effective from: 24/10/2019

Decision:

This is an application made by a member of the public in 2018 to upgrade Tangley Footpath 12 to a Byway Open to All Traffic. The application is supported by historic documentary evidence that the applicant believes demonstrates that higher public rights should be recorded along the route.
Having considered the evidence submitted with the application, and undertaken additional research of historic documentary evidence, it is considered that there are insufficient grounds to record a BOAT along the route.

Lead officer: Jonathan Woods


29/10/2019 - Worldham Footpath 16b and Selborne Footpath 43- Diversion Order ref: 1273    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services

Decision published: 01/11/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

1.1 That an Order is made under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980, to divert part of Worldham Footpath 16b and Selborne Footpath 43.

Lead officer: Jonathan Woods


29/10/2019 - East Woodhay Footpath 26 and East Woodhay Bridleway 27 – Diversion Orders ref: 1272    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services

Decision published: 01/11/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

1.1 That an Order is made under Section 119 Highways Act 1980, to divert parts of East Woodhay Footpath 26 and East Woodhay Bridleway 27.

Lead officer: Jonathan Woods


25/10/2019 - Creation of public bridleway rights between Shawford Road and Southdown Road, Parish of Shawford ref: 1268    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services

Decision published: 28/10/2019

Effective from: 25/10/2019

Decision:

1.1 Hampshire County Council proposes to make a creation order under Section 26 of the Highways Act 1980 to record public bridleway rights between Shawford Road and Southdown Road, near Shawford Down (as shown on the attached map). Part of the route, which runs over Shawford Down (a County Council owned site), is already recorded as a public footpath, whilst the remainder is not recorded as a right of way of any description.

1.2 This proposal was initiated following contact from local residents asking if the unrecorded route to the south of Shawford Down could be recorded as a through route for pedestrians and cyclists. It is customary in this scenario for the owner of the land to be approached to establish whether they would be agreeable to a voluntary dedication by the landowner (under Section 25 HA 1980). However, in this case the land is unregistered, and no owner can be traced. Consequently, it is considered that it will be easier for the County Council to exercise its powers under Section 26 and create the rights via a legal order. An alternative option of recording the route via a Definitive Map Modification Order (based on evidence of long use) was considered to be a less efficient mechanism than an order under Section 26.

1.3 Winchester City Council, Shawford Parish Council, County Councillor Jan Warwick and statutory user groups have been consulted on the proposal. All who responded have expressed support for the proposal. No objections have been received.


Lead officer: Jonathan Woods