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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

Will you provide me with the following information related to highways maintainable at the public expense, please?

1. What policy and procedures does Bedford Borough Council have and apply to any proposal to remove a highway from the List of Streets, other than in response to a legal event (such as a Magistrates’ Court stopping up order for example)?

2. Have any highways been removed from the List of Streets since 1 April 2009 and if so, how many?

Yours faithfully,

Brian Cowling

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Dear Mr Cowling

 

Request pursuant to Environmental Information Regulations Act 2004 ‚Äď
Request No.16794

 

Thank you for your request for information about  which we received on
7^th December 2020. Your request has been considered under the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

Please see your request and our response below:

 

1.     What policy and procedures does Bedford Borough Council have and
apply to any proposal to remove a highway from the List of Streets, other
than in response to a legal event (such as a Magistrates’ Court stopping
up order for example)?
The Council does not have any policy and procedures to apply to any
proposal to remove a highway from the List of Streets, other than in
response to a legal event.

 

2.     Have any highways been removed from the List of Streets since 1
April 2009 and if so, how many?
5 under S118 of the Highways Act 1980
8 under Town and Country Planning Act 1990
1 Highways Act 1980 S278 Works

 

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Andrea Bechtle

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Bedford Borough Council

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