Decision details

Dedication of New Public Right of Way in Sandbach

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This decision concerns a proposal to create a Public Right of Way on a 22m long stretch of Cheshire East Council owned land in the town of Sandbach.


Cheshire East Council is involved in a project to improve public access on a path between Clifton Road and Station Road in Sandbach, in accordance with the health and wellbeing objectives and priorities of the Council as stated in the Corporate Plan 2016-2020, and the Council’s commitment to ‘Residents First’.


The path, whilst appearing to be set out for, and used by, the public, does not have Public Right of Way status along its full length.  In order to rectify this anomaly, to provide clarity for the public and to enable investment to improve the path, it is proposed to add the route as a Public Footpath on the Definitive Map, the legal record of Public Rights of Way. 


Network Rail own part of the land and the footbridge over which the route runs; it has confirmed its agreement to the Creation Order process and is working in partnership with the Council to improve the aesthetic environment of the path and the adjoining land.




That approval be given to make a Creation Order under Section 26 of the Highways Act 1980, to create a Public Right of Way on Cheshire East Council owned land in the Town of Sandbach, as illustrated on Plan No. HA/113 attached to the report, to be put before the Public Rights of Way Committee for decision.


Publication date: 06/02/2017

Date of decision: 06/02/2017

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2017 - Cabinet Member for Regeneration

Effective from: 14/02/2017

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