Issue details

Dedication of New Public right of Way in Sandbach

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.



Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Sandbach Elworth;


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