Consultation outcome

Stopping up and diversion orders: reform of the application process for local highways

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Government response on stopping up and diversion orders: reform of the application process for local highways

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Interim report: government response considering implementation of option 1

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Detail of outcome

Policy options in the consultation were to permit applications for a stopping-up or diversion order to be submitted at the same time as applying for planning permission, and to devolve decision-making to the local authority level.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

This consultation details proposals to simplify the process of applying for the stopping up and diversion of a highway.

Documents

Consultation paper

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Streamlining the application process on stopping up and diversion orders

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Consultation description

Summary

Following the ‘Penfold review’, this consultation details proposals to simplify the process of applying for the stopping up and diversion of a highway where this is required for the purpose of property development.

We propose to permit applications for a stopping-up or diversion order to be submitted at the same time as applying for planning permission for the proposed development (whereas under the existing legislation the developer can only apply after securing planning permission), and options for devolving decision-making to the local authority level.