Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary Virtual, Traffic Regulation Order Panel
Monday, 12th October, 2020 5.30 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Virtual address. View directions

Contact: Sian Walter-Browne 


No. Item


Apologies For Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Gloster and Councillor Murphy. Councillor Hamblett attended as a substitute for Councillor Murphy.


Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair


There were no items of urgent business received.


Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest received.


Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.


There were no public questions received.


Definitive Map Modification Order 53 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Claim to Register a Public Footpath on Land at The Meadows, Grotton pdf icon PDF 383 KB


The Panel gave consideration to a report of the Deputy Chief Executive which asked them to determine an Application (the Application) submitted under Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (the 1981 Act), requesting that a Modification Order be made in respect of a route running over a parcel of land between The Meadows and Bridleway 194 Saddleworth (the application route).


The Panel was informed that Council had a duty to investigate and determine applications for Modification Orders submitted under the 1981 Act.


An Application had been received in respect of the application route which was supported by User Evidence Forms, completed by 25 individuals who claimed to have used the application route for periods ranging between 22 and 55 years.


The application route was not recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement for the area and was not identified on either the draft or provisional maps prepared in the early 1950’s.


The Panel noted they were required to consider the evidence in support of and against the Application and determine the Application in line with the legal requirements set out in the report.


Members asked for and received clarification on the following:-

·         Saddleworth Parish Council comments – the comment from a Saddleworth Parish Councillor was sent in a personal capacity and no formal comments had been submitted from the Parish Council.

·         Landowner comments – the landowner had not yet submitted any formal objections.




1.    A Modification Order in respect of the application route under s53 of the 1981 Act, be made.

2.    The Applicant and the Landowners be notified of the Council’s decision.

3.    The Landowners be notified of their Right of Appeal under Schedule 15 of the 1981 Act.