Highways Act 1980, Section 118 - Extinguishment of a public right of way

An application to extinguish a public right of way can only be considered where it can be clearly demonstrated that it is expedient to do so on the grounds that the route is no longer needed for public use.

Except in the most exceptional of circumstances the Council would only consider making an application to extinguish a public right of way where it could be demonstrated that:

  • the applicant intends to provide a new right of way that would make the existing right of way redundant
  • an alternative right of way already exists that makes the use of the application route redundant.

How to Apply:

An application can be made by submitting the S118 application form and a scale 1; 2500 map.

Copies of maps can be obtained by contacting 01952 384555. A small fee is payable. Details are available upon request.

Please view the information in the sections below to help make the application process quicker.

Last updated: 12.09pm on Thursday 28 September 2017

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