Agenda and minutes

Rights of Way Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 11:00

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

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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 57 KB

To receive for approval the Minutes of the Rights of Way Sub-Committee of 7/9/17.



RESOLVED:                       That the minutes of the meeting of the Rights of       

                                            Way Sub-Committee of 7 September 2017 be

                                            approved as a true and accurate record.


Proposed Diversion of Footpath No 17, Porthcawl pdf icon PDF 128 KB

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The Chairperson invited the Sub-Committee to read the paper circulated by Mr Wheeler, British Horse Society at the start of the meeting. He then asked the Rights of Way Manger to present the report.


The Rights of Way Manager presented the report seeking authorisation for the making of an Order pursuant to Section 257 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 on land next to No. 15 The Burrows, Porthcawl, CF36 5AJ.


The Rights of Way Manager reported that the implementation of planning consent P/17/595/FUL, full planning application for the development of a new detached two storey dwelling house with three bedrooms next to 15 The Burrows, Porthcawl, CF36 5AJ would require a section of Footpath 17, Porthcawl to be diverted. He explained that the plan in Appendix A to the report showed the consent curtilage of the planning consent. The section of the footpath which was proposed to be diverted was shown between Points A-B-C on the plan in Appendix B to the report. He added that the proposed development was also affected by two applications for Definitive Map Modification Orders (DMMO) to upgrade Footpath 17 Porthcawl to a Bridleway submitted by the British Horse Society.   


The Rights of Way Manager outlined the route as described in the Definitive Statement shown on the plan in Appendix B. He explained that the approximate length of the footpath to be diverted was 55 metres but the width was currently undefined in the Definitive Statement and had a natural surface.  The proposed alternative route of Footpath 17, Porthcawl ran from point D to point C also shown in appendix B. The approximate length of the new route was 51 metres with a width of 1.5 metres and a tarmacadam surface with path edging.


The Rights of Way Manager explained that the new footpath would start approximately 11 metres north of the point where the existing footpath left the same street. This alteration was perfectly acceptable within the scope of the legislation. The reason why the diversion was not shown as running along the footway of The Burrows was because the footway was already shown as part of the maintainable highway. Taking into account this additional section, the total length of the alternative route was 62 metres.


The Rights of Way Manager reported that the application to divert the footpath was submitted on 14th August 2017 following the Rights of Way comments in relation to the planning application.  He explained that in relation to the two DMMO applications affecting this site, the outcome of the Council’s investigations was that two DMMO’s should be made to upgrade Footpath 17 to a bridleway with a width of 1.5 metres. The decision was made prior to the submission of the diversion application however the orders had  not been made until March and September 2018.


The Rights of Way Manager then outlined the representations received during the consultation process for the proposed diversion of Footpath 17 , as detailed in the report. No objections were received  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


Urgent Items

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