Stopping up orders are usually made because the public highway is no longer necessary. Public highway can include roads, grass verges and footpaths.

The Council, as the local highway authority, may apply to the Magistrates Court for an Order to stop up areas of highway under Section 116 of the Highways Act 1980.

The term 'stopping up' means that once such an order is made, the highway land ceases to be a highway, road or footpath and the highway rights are extinguished.

Public Notice

The plan and schedule attached to an Order identifies the area of highway to be stopped up. Notices of the intention to make Orders and Order plans can be viewed in the download section.