Form

Remove the rights of way over land held for planning purposes

Local councils can apply to remove the rights of way over land (carriageways and footways) that local authorities hold for planning purposes.

Documents

Section 251 application form

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Section 251 application form

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Section 251 application form

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Local councils can use this form to apply for an order under section 251 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Orders under section 251 allow the removal of rights of way over land (carriageways and footways) that local authorities hold for planning purposes.

Where the local council is acquiring the land through compulsory purchase, that order and the 251 order can be processed at the same time. If the outcome is that both orders are confirmed, the local authority must notify the Secretary of State for Transport that the land acquisition has occurred. Until this has been done the section 251 order cannot be made.

Published 7 December 2012
Last updated 16 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added new version of application form 251 which has been revised and standardised following stakeholder feedback.
  2. First published.