Agenda and minutes

Rights of Way Sub-Committee - Thursday, 7th September, 2017 14:00

Venue: Committee Rooms 2/3, Civic Offices Angel Street Bridgend CF31 4WB. View directions

Contact: Mr Mark Anthony Galvin  Senior Democratic Services Officer - Committees

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members.    


Apologies for absence were received from the following Members:


Councillor G Thomas

Councillor T Thomas


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of personal and prejudicial interest (if any) from Members/Officers in accordance with the provisions of the Members Code of Conduct adopted by Council from 1 September 2008.




Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To receive for approval the Minutes of the Rights of Way Sub-Committees of 7th February 2014 and 22nd February 2016. 

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RESOLVED:           That the minutes of the meetings of the Rights of Way Sub-Committee of 7 February 2014 and 22 February 2016 be approved as a true and accurate record. 


Urgent Items

To consider any other item(s) of business in respect of which notice has been given in accordance with Rule 4 of the Council Procedure Rules and which the person presiding at the meeting is of the opinion should by reason of special circumstances be transacted at the meeting as a matter of urgency.


There were no urgent items.


Proposed Diversion of Footpath no 4, Community of Coity Higher pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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The Rights of Way Manager presented the report of the Corporate Director Communities which sought authorisation for the making of an Order pursuant to section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 on land to the west of Newlands Avenue, Brackla Industrial Estate. 


The Rights of Way Manager reported that the implementation of planning consents P/14/464/OUT, outline application for up to 220 dwellings on Land East Of A4061, Bridgend Northern Distributor Road (BNDR), Coity and P/16/420/RES for reserved matters for 220 dwellings with associated vehicular & pedestrian accesses and parking (at the same location) required the diversion of a section of Footpath 4, Coity Higher.  He outlined to the Sub-Committee plans which show the consent curtilages of both planning consents and which showed the section of the footpath which was proposed to be diverted between Points A-B-C-D-E-F. 


The Rights of Way Manager reported that currently the route commenced at Point A (Grid Ref. SS 91358127) and proceeds in a southerly direction to the Rehab-Invacare site at Point B (Grid Ref. SS 91408110) before turning west for approximately 255 feet to Point C (Grid Ref. SS 91348107) and then south for approximately 320 feet to Point D (Grid Ref. SS 91378098) and then in a generally easterly direction for 250 feet or so to Point E (Grid Ref. SS 91448101) on the southern boundary of the Rehab-Invacare Site.  The path continued in a general southerly direction across fields to a point approximately 209 metres north east of the north eastern corner of the rear garden of No. 29 Badgers Mead, Brackla (Grid Ref. SS 91468094) and continues in a southerly direction for approximately 52 metres to Point F (Grid Ref. SS 91448083).  The approximate length of the footpath to be diverted is 549 metres with a width of between 0.7 and 1.8 metres.  He stated that the footpath has a mixture of natural and tarmacadam surfaces. 


The Rights of Way Manager reported that the proposed alternative route of Footpath 4, Coity Higher, runs from Point A (Grid Ref. SS 913581270) on the plan and proceeds in a west south-westerly direction for approximately 27 metres to Point G (Grid Ref. SS 91328126) it then continues in a north westerly direction for approximately 26 metres to Point H (Grid Ref. SS 91308127) before continuing in a general north north-easterly direction for 28 metres to Point I (Grid Ref. SS 91308130), the route then continues in a north westerly direction for a further 37 metres to Point J (Grid Ref. SS 91278131) before continuing in a south westerly direction for approximately 12 metres to Point K (Grid Ref. SS 91268130), the route then proceeds in a general south south-easterly direction for a further 319 metres to Point L (Grid Ref. SS 91348099) before continuing in a south westerly direction for 20 metres to Point M (Grid Ref SS 91338098), and thence in a general south south-easterly direction for 25 metres to Point N (Grid Ref. SS 91338096) then in a south westerly direction  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.