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Apply to close or divert a highway

How to apply for a stopping up order to close or divert a highway, including information on the documents you must provide.

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Stopping up and diversion of highways application form

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Stopping up and diversion of highways application form

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Stopping up and diversion of highways application form

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Stopping up and diversion of highways application guidance

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Stopping up and diversion of highways process flow chart

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Use this form to apply for an order to close or divert a highway. Orders under sections 247 and 248 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 allow the stopping up or diverting of highways to allow for development.

The Secretary of State for Transport will need either a full planning permission or valid planning application to progress an application and must be satisfied that there is justification for the stopping ups. The applicant should provide:

  • a copy of the approved or proposed site layout plan
  • a copy of the planning permission or application
  • a completed application form
Published 14 June 2011
Last updated 16 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added flow chart and new version of application form 247 which has been revised and standardised following stakeholder feedback.
  2. Also updated form.
  3. Guidance document added.
  4. First published.