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Stopping up public highways and footpaths

To allow certain phases of the Brent Cross Cricklewood development to go ahead, some permanent and temporary closures or ‘stopping up’ are required to existing highways and footpaths within the boundary area of the development. There are currently a number of orders in place or in progress as outlined below. You will find the stopping up notice (notice of making) and the relevant order for each footpath.

Stopping up orders explained

Stopping up orders what are they?

A ‘stopping up’ order is the removal of public rights of way. These can either be temporary to allow development to take place or permanent because the public highway is no longer necessary. Public highways can include roads, streets, footpaths, public car parks, grass verges and footways. Not all roads, streets or footpaths are public highways.

Barnet Council’s highways service has the authority to stop up areas designated as highway land by making a ‘stopping up’ order. Once an order is made, the highway land ceases to be a highway, road or footpath by law and is no longer under the control of the local highway authority (Barnet Council). The land generally then diverts to the landowners and can be closed off or developed, subject to any necessary planning consent.

What consultation is required before an order is made?

Stopping up orders are subject to notice and consultation before an order is made or confirmed. Notice is given (or ‘made’) in the Barnet Times and the London Gazette. It is also shared with the landowners, any organisation that has legal rights and obligations in respect of the land, and any other groups and bodies considered appropriate by the authority.

Notices are posted at the location the stopping up order refers to, council offices and on the council website.

There is a period of 28 days from the publication date of the notice in which to make an objection. Objections must be made in writing.

More information about the statutory powers for stopping up relating to development planning are in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (Under Section 247 for highway, Section 251 and 258 for public rights of way, Section 257 for footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways.)

Stopping up orders in place or in progress

Confirmed

Claremont Way East Stopping Up Highway

Notice of Intention: Claremont Way East Notice of Intention

Notice of Making: Claremont Way East Notice of Making

Order: Claremont Way East Order

Order Status: Order confirmed

Claremont Way West Stopping Up Highway

Notice of Intention: Claremont Way West Notice of Intention

Notice of Making: Claremont Way West Notice of Making

Order: Claremont Way West Order

Order Status: Order confirmed

Clarefield Park Stopping Up Footpath

Notice of Making: Clarefield Park Notice of Making

Notice of Confirmation: Clarefield Park Notice of Confirmation

Order: Clarefield Park Order

Order Status: Order confirmed

In progress

Brent Terrace South to Claremont Way West Footpath (106 Footway)

Claremont Way Brent Terrace Footway Plan

Notice of Making: Claremont Way Brent Terrace Footway Plan

Order: Claremont Way Brent Terrace Footway Stopping Up Order

Brent Terrace North

Brent Terrace North Plan

Notice of Intention: Brent Terrace North Notice of Intention

Plot 54 Stopping Up Footpath

Notice of Making: Plot 54 Notice of Making

Order: Plot 54 Order

Order Status: Unconfirmed withdrawn

Plot 53 and Plot 54 Stopping Up Footpath

Notice of Making: Plot 53 and 54 Notice of Making

Order:  Plot 53 & 54 Order

Order Status: Unconfirmed with Secretary of State

Claremont Park Stopping Up Footpath

Notice of Making: Claremont Park Notice of Making

Order: Claremont Park Order

Order Status: Unconfirmed with Secretary of State

TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURES

Temporary Traffic Orders are put in place when closures and restrictions to parking or movements are needed to enable works or development to happen. Traffic authorities are able to put these in place under the Road Traffic Act for a maximum period of 18 months on the public highway. Traffic authorities must give notice of the intention of the order 7 days before making the order and 14 days after confirming the order is in place in the local press. The following temporary restrictions and closures are in place to support the Brent Cross Cricklewood development.

Temporary path closure for Claremont Open Space – Layout plan

Temporary road closure Claremont Way West (manned via barrier) – Layout plan

Temporary path closure Claremont Way West and East – Layout plan

Temporary double yellow lines Brent Terrace – Layout plan

Virtual residents’ briefing on future access routes

On Tuesday 17 November we held a resident briefing online to discuss the future access routes required to enable the Brent Cross Town development.

You can view the presentation here which outlines the current proposed sequencing of access routes.