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The District Council administer the creation, diversion and extinguishment of public Rights of Way in North West Leicestershire, if they are connected to an application for planning permission.  

Other changes to Rights of Way, including temporary diversions whilst building is underway, are dealt with by Leicestershire County Council's Highways Team.  email roadclosures@leics.gov.uk

Prior to applying for planning permission, if a right of way will be affected, please read the Guidance Notes for Developers - Footpath Diversions (PDF Document, 0.16 Mb).  For further advice about design please contact Leicesershire County Council's Rights of Way team - email footpaths@leics.gov.uk

Once outline planning permission has been granted and it is noted that a Right of Way needs to be diverted, an application should be made to divert the route.

Preliminary consultation will ideally take place before full planning permission is granted, capturing any comments before the final plans are agreed.

A plan needs to accompany the application form.  For advice and guidance on what is expected for the plan, please contact Leicestershire County Council's Rights of Way team - footpaths@leics.gov.uk prior to sending in the application form or see example below.

Application Form Application form for a footpath diversion (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)

Example of map required. Q21 Footpath Diversion Map (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

Current Footpath Diversion Applications

O60 Main Street, Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire

O60 Main Street, Normanton le Heath Proposed Footpath Diversion Map (PDF Document, 0.16 Mb)

P11 (part) off Butt Lane, Blackfordby, Leciestershire

P11 butt lane blackfordby footpath diversion application (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

P11 butt lane blackfordby footpath map (PDF Document, 1.08 Mb)

N59 (part) off Bardon Road, Coalville, leciestershire

N59 (part) off Bardon Road, Coalville Footpath Diversion Application Form (PDF Document, 1.56 Mb)

N59 (part) off Bardon Road, Coalville Footpath Diversion MAP (PDF Document, 0.75 Mb)

P94 and P96 off Hill Top Farm, Stretton-en-le-Field, Leicestershire

P94 and P96 Off Hill Top Farm Footpath Diversion Map (PDF Document, 1.45 Mb)

Notice Making of the Order P94 and P96 Off Hill Top Farm Footpath Diversion (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

P94 and P96 Off Hill Top Farm Footpath Diversion Sealed Order (PDF Document, 0.16 Mb)

N58 and N59 off Grange Road, Hugglescote, Leicestershire

N58 and N59 Off Grange Road Hugglescote Footpath Diversion Map (PDF Document, 1.13 Mb)

N58 and N59 Off Grange Road Hugglescote Footpath Diversion Sealed Order (PDF Document, 0.17 Mb)

Notice Making of the Order N58 and N59 Off Grange Road Hugglescote Footpath Diversion (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

P71 and P73 off Main Street, Parish of Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe

P71 and P73 Footpath Diversion Application Form (PDF Document, 0.19 Mb)

P71 and P73 Footpath Diversion Plan (PDF Document, 0.23 Mb)

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