Public consultations

Rights of way orders

We are currently inviting members of the public to comment on the proposals listed below. Proposals may relate to the diversion or extinguishment (closure) of a public right of way. Before commenting on this type of consultation, you may find it useful to refer to Diversions and extinguishments

Or, the consultation may relate to a Definitive Map Modification Order. You may find it useful to refer to The definitive map and statement before commenting on a consultation relating to this type of order.

Most proposals are subject to an informal consultation before the Council makes a formal decision. If you make an objection at the informal consultation stage, the Council will consider this as part of the decision making process.

If the Council then decides to make a legal order, this must be advertised on site, in the local press and to all relevant landowners. If you make an objection at the legal order consultation stage, your objection will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate and they will determine whether the order should be confirmed or not. Please note that an objection made during an informal consultation will not automatically apply to a subsequent legal order, if made.

Once a legal order is made it must be confirmed before it comes into force. The Council can only confirm unopposed orders. The confirmation of an order is advertised in the same way as when the order is made. If you wish to question the validity of a confirmed order, you must apply to the High Court not the Council.

If you wish to support or oppose a proposal, please do this in writing to the postal or email address shown in the notice, quoting the reference given, by the deadline date. You must clearly state your reasons.

Alternatively, you may request that your contact details are added to our consultation list, either for the whole of Calderdale or for a specific area only.

Street closures

The Council also deals with requests to close streets under the provisions of the Highways Act 1980. These follow a different procedure from orders on public rights of way. Where the Council decides to support such a request, an application is made to the Magistrates’ Court in Halifax. Any member of the public is entitled to attend the court hearing and to be heard by the magistrates if they wish. The Council must therefore give four weeks’ notice of any such application and these are listed below under court applications.

If you wish to support or oppose an application, you do not need to inform the Council but it would be helpful if you did, so that we can give the court an idea how long a hearing may be expected to take.


Current informal consultations

There are no current informal consultations.

Current legal order consultations

PDFDiversion of footpath Halifax 744 at Moorside Community Primary School, Halifax. [PDF 216KB]

Closing date: 11 August 2017

Current confirmation notices

There are no current confirmation notices.

Forthcoming public hearings or inquiries

New objections cannot be made at this stage, however members of the public can attend hearings or inquiries if they wish to observe proceedings.

There are no forthcoming public hearings or inquiries.

Forthcoming court applications

There are no forthcoming magistrates court applications.

 

Previous consultations

Path name / number Effect of proposal Location Current status Proposal complete
Adopted highway at Barker Street, Broad Street and Bridge Street Stopping up order Barker Street, Broad Street and Bridge Street, Todmorden Order made by magistrates court and in force. Yes
Adopted highway at Brickfield Terrace Stopping up order Brickfield Terrace, Halifax Order made by magistrates court and in force. Yes
Adopted highway at Old Ford, Brighouse Stopping up order Old Ford, Brighouse Request refused by court. Yes
Adopted highway at Old Gate, Hebden Bridge Stopping up order Old Gate, Hebden Bridge Request refused. Yes
South Selby and associated footpaths, Abbey Park, Illingworth Stopping up order / footpath diversions and extinguishments Abbey Park estate, Illingworth Selby stopped up by order of magistrates 16  May 2016. Orders to divert and extinguish various footpaths confirmed and in force. Yes
Adopted highway at Swift Street, Halifax Stopping up order Swift Street, Salterhebble, Halifax

Order made by magistrates court and in force

Yes
Adopted highway at Wood Street Stopping up order Wood Street, Elland Order made by magistrates court and in force. Yes
Claimed public footpath between Savile Road and Love Lane, Halifax Addition of footpath Savile Road to Love Lane, Halifax Modification order confirmed by the Secretary of State, following a public local enquiry. Yes
Blackshaw 9 Footpath and bridleway diversion Rodmer Clough Farm, Colden Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Blackshaw 38 Footpath diversion Green Barn, Blackshaw Head

Replacement path constructed and order confirmed

Yes
Blackshaw 51 Footpath diversion Copley Holme, Blackshaw Head Diversion order confirmed and in force Yes
Brighouse 9 Footpath diversion Upper Wynteredge Farm, Hipperholme Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Brighouse 17

Footpath diversion

Level crossing at Lightcliffe Golf Club, Lightcliffe

Informal consultation carried out

No
Brighouse 29 Temporary footpath diversion Pasture House Quarry, Southowram Diversion order confirmed. Yes
Brighouse 46 Temporary footpath diversion Brier Lane, Southowram Diversion order confirmed, awaiting completion of work No
Brighouse 51 Footpath diversion Near St Giles Road, Brighouse Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Brighouse 53 Footpath diversion Cliffe Hill Community Primary School, Lightcliffe Diversion order confirmed. Yes
Brighouse 95/124 Footpath diversion Firth House Farm, Rastrick Order made and unopposed, awaiting completion of work and confirmation. No
Brighouse 106 Footpath extinguishment Clough Lane, Rastrick Extinguishment order confirmed and in force. Yes
Brighouse 146 Footpath diversion Beacon Lodge Quarry, Southowram Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Elland 51 Footpath diversion Crawstone Laithe, Greetland Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Elland 73 Footpath diversion Cliffe Farm, Sowood Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Elland 74 Footpath diversion Forest Lodge, Sowood Diversion and creation orders confirmed and in force. Yes
Halifax 233 Footpath diversion Harper Barn, Bradshaw Informal consultation carried out. Yes
Halifax 339/340 Footpath diversion & extinguishment Thorn Tree, Northowram Orders confirmed and in force. Yes
Halifax 369 Footpath diversion Shibden Park, Halifax Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Halifax 376 Footpath diversion Pitt Hill Cottage, Kell Lane, Halifax Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Halifax 597 Footpath diversion New Road to Clare Street, Halifax Informal consultation carried out, proposal held in abeyance at request of applicant. No
Halifax 551 Footpath extinguishment Paddock Lane to Highroad Well Lane, Halifax Extinguishment order confirmed. Yes
Halifax 605 Footpath extinguishment Gill's Court, Halifax Extinguishment order confirmed. Yes
Halifax 619 Footpath extinguishment Eton Street to Franklin Street, Halifax Extinguishment order confirmed. Yes
Halifax 640 Footpath diversion Off Blackwall Lane, Sowerby Bridge Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Halifax 677 / Sowerby Bridge 81 Bridleway diversion Sterne Bridge, Copley Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Halifax 717 Footpath creation and extinguishment Rosemary Lane, Siddal Creation and extinguishment orders confirmed and in force. Yes
Halifax 733 Footpath diversion Elizabeth House, Shroggs Road, Halifax Diversion order confirmed. Yes
Halifax 733 Footpath diversion Land at Angel Road, Halifax Diversion order confirmed. Yes
Halifax 755 Addition of footpath Back Glen Terrace to Heath Road and Free School Lane, Halifax Modification order confirmed. Yes
Halifax 756 Restricted byway diversion Trinity Academy, Holmfield, Halifax Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Hebden Royd 62 Footpath diversion Stannery End, Cragg Vale Diversion order made, no objections received. No
Hebden Royd 91 Footpath diversion Smithy Steads Farm, Cragg Vale Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Hebden Royd 118 Footpath diversion Higher House Barn, Tenter Hill Lane, Cragg Vale Diversion order confirmed by the Secretary of State, with modifications. No
Heptonstall 32 Footpath diversion Little Learings, Heptonstall Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Heptonstall 38 Footpath diversion Mount Pleasant Farm, Colden Diversion order made and unopposed, awaiting completion of work and confirmation. No
Heptonstall 59 Footpath diversion Tiger Tops, Granny Wood, Hebden Bridge Diversion order made and one objection received. No
Ripponden 10 Footpath diversion Wren Nest Barn, Soyland Diversion order confirmed. No
Ripponden 32 Footpath diversion Beeston Hall Farm, Ripponden Diversion order confirmed. No
Ripponden 66 Footpath diversion Highlee Top Farm, Highlee Lane, Barkisland Diversion order confirmed. Yes
Ripponden 75 Footpath diversion Laithe Field, near Bowers Mill, Barkisland Informal consultation carried out. No
Ripponden 80 Upgrade footpath to Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) Greetland Road to Stainland Road, Barkisland (including Stoney Butts Lane) Application refused. Yes
Ripponden 109/110 Footpath diversion Lower Hey House, Scammonden Road, Barkisland Diversion order made and two objections received. Case to be referred to the Secretary of State. No
Ripponden Riverside Path Addition of Bridleway / Footpath Priest Lane, Ripponden to Ripponden Wood Order not confirmed by Secretary of State following public local inquiry. Yes
Shelf 150 Footpath diversion High Cross Lane, Shelf Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Shelf 167 Footpath diversion Lower Fold Barn & High Bentley Farm, Green Lane, Shelf Application refused. Yes
Sowerby Bridge 71 Footpath diversion Carr Fold Cottage & Dob Lane, Sowerby Bridge Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Sowerby Bridge 80 Upgrading of footpath to bridleway’ bank of River Calder between Fall Lane and Hollas Lane. Application refused. No
Sowerby Bridge 80/81 Extinguishment of footpath / bridleway and creation of footpath  Paths in vicinity of Sterne Bridge Hollas Lane, Copley

Creation and extinguishment orders made and unopposed, awaiting confirmation.

No
Sowerby Bridge 173 Addition of footpath Wharf Street to Back Wharf Street (Old Cawsey), Sowerby Bridge. Modification order confirmed by the Secretary of State, with minor modification. Yes
Sowerby Bridge 173 Diversion of footpath Jolly Sailor Apartments, Old Cawsey, Sowerby Bridge Diversion order confirmed. No
Sowerby Bridge un-numbered footpath Diversion of footpath Woodroyd Gardens to Rose Grove Lane, Luddendenfoot Modification Order made and advertised No
Todmorden 32 Footpath diversion Old Hall Barn, Higher Eastwood Informal consultation carried out No
Todmorden 59 Bridleway diversion West Bar, Pudding Lane, Todmorden

Diversion order confirmed and in force

Yes
Todmorden 61 Footpath diversion Shore Fold Farm, Todmorden Informal consultation carried out No
Todmorden 135 Footpath diversion Ramsden Wood, Walsden Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Todmorden 145 / 150 Footpath diversion Stone House, Walsden Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Todmorden 148 Footpath diversion Calf Lee House, Todmorden Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes
Todmorden 105 Footpath diversion - rail crossing Dobroyd level crossing, Dobroyd Road, Todmorden Diversion order confirmed. Awaiting completion of works. No
Todmorden 152 Footpath diversion Top O Th Rough Farm, Moor Lane, Lumbutts Road, Todmorden Diversion order confirmed by the Secretary of State. No
Wadsworth 48 Footpath diversion Lower Crimsworth, Pecket Well Informal consultation carried out No
Wadsworth 53 Footpath diversion Hill Top Farm, Pecket Well Diversion order confirmed. Yes
Wadsworth 76 Footpath diversion Moorland View (formerly Automobilia), Billy Lane, Old Town Diversion order confirmed and in force. Yes