There may be instances when permanent closures of the highway are either necessary or desirable.
A permanent road closure can be processed under two acts of Parliament:
If the reason for the closure is that the highway is deemed unnecessary and there is a nearer or more appropriate alternative route available to the public, the highway authority can apply to a magistrates' court, on behalf of an applicant, for an order to stop the highway under Section 116 to 119 of the Highways Act 1980.
Salford City Council charges £955.29 to process a closure by this method.
In all cases proposed closures are subject to consultation and objections may be received from interested parties opposing such proposals.
Objections to the closure may be received from:
Salford City Council will make the final decision as to whether an application will be heard by magistrates.
The following closures can be processed under Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
If your application requires the closure of: