Rights of way orders
We are currently inviting members of the public to comment on the proposals listed below. Proposals may relate to the diversion or closure of a public right of way. Before you comment on this type of consultation, it could be useful to refer to: Diversions and extinguishments.
If a consultation is about a Definitive Map Modification Order, before you comment, please see: Definitive map and statement.
Most proposals are subject to an informal consultation before we make a formal decision. If you make an objection at the informal stage, we will look at this as part of the process.
If we decide to make a legal order, this must be advertised:
- in the local press;
- and to all relevant landowners.
If you make an objection at the legal order consultation stage, your objection will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate. They will decide if the order should be confirmed or not. Note: An objection made via an informal consultation may not apply to a later legal order, if made.
Once a legal order is made it must be confirmed before it comes into force. We can only confirm unopposed orders. The confirmation of an order is advertised in the same way as when the order is made. To question if a confirmed order is valid, you must apply to the High Court not the Council.
To support or oppose a proposal, please do this in writing to the post/email address in the notice. Also, quote the reference given, by the deadline date. You must clearly state your reasons.
You can also ask for your contact details to be added to our consultation list. This can be for the whole of Calderdale or for a specific area only.
The Council also deals with requests to close streets under the provisions of the Highways Act 1980. These follow a different procedure from orders on public rights of way. Where the Council decides to support such a request, an application is made to the Magistrates' Court in Halifax. Any member of the public can attend the court hearing and be heard by the magistrates. We must therefore give four weeks' notice of any such application. These are listed below under court applications.
If you wish to support or oppose an application, you do not need to inform the Council. Although, it would be helpful if you did, so that we can give the court an idea how long a hearing may be expected to take.
- Current informal consultations.
- Current legal order consultations.
- Current confirmation consultations.
- Forthcoming public hearings or inquiries.
- Forthcoming court applications.
- Previous consultations.
Current informal consultations
There are no current informal consultations.
Current legal order consultations
There are no current legal order consultations.
Current confirmation notices
|Area||Grid reference||Path number||Intended effect||Notice|
||N/A||Addition of footpath|
Forthcoming public hearings or inquiries
There are no forthcoming public hearings or inquiries.
Forthcoming court applications
There are no current confirmation notices.
|Path name / number||Effect of proposal||Location||Current status||Proposal complete|
|Adopted highway at Barker Street, Broad Street and Bridge Street||Stopping up order||Barker Street, Broad Street and Bridge Street, Todmorden||Order made by magistrates court and in force.||Yes|
|Adopted highway at Brickfield Terrace||Stopping up order||Brickfield Terrace, Halifax||Order made by magistrates court and in force.||Yes|
|Adopted highway at Old Ford, Brighouse||Stopping up order||Old Ford, Brighouse||Request refused by court.||Yes|
|Adopted highway at Old Gate, Hebden Bridge||Stopping up order||Old Gate, Hebden Bridge||Request refused.||Yes|
|South Selby and related footpaths, Abbey Park, Illingworth||Stopping up order / footpath diversions and extinguishments||Abbey Park estate, Illingworth||Selby stopped up by order of magistrates 16th May 2016. Orders to divert and extinguish various footpaths confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Adopted highway at Swift Street, Halifax||Stopping up order||Swift Street, Salterhebble, Halifax||Order made by magistrates court and in force.||Yes|
|Adopted highway at Wood Street||Stopping up order||Wood Street, Elland||Order made by magistrates court and in force.||Yes|
|Claimed public footpath between Savile Road and Love Lane, Halifax||Addition of footpath||Savile Road to Love Lane, Halifax||Modification order confirmed by the Secretary of State, following a public local enquiry.||Yes|
|Blackshaw 9||Footpath and bridleway diversion||Rodmer Clough Farm, Colden||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Blackshaw 38||Footpath diversion||Green Barn, Blackshaw Head||Replacement path constructed and order confirmed.||Yes|
|Blackshaw 51||Footpath diversion||Copley Holme, Blackshaw Head||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Brighouse||Footpath diversion||Delf Hill, Rastrick||Consultation carried out.||Yes|
|Brighouse 9||Footpath diversion||Upper Wynteredge Farm, Hipperholme||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Brighouse 17||Footpath diversion||Level crossing at Lightcliffe Golf Club, Lightcliffe||Diversion order confirmed.||No|
|Brighouse 23||Footpath extinguishment||Level crossing at Lower Brier, Halifax Road, Hipperholme||Order made and advertised.||No|
|Brighouse 29||Temporary footpath diversion||Pasture House Quarry, Southowram||Diversion order confirmed.||Yes|
|Brighouse 46||Temporary footpath diversion||Brier Lane, Southowram||Diversion order confirmed, awaiting completion of work.||No|
|Brighouse 51||Footpath diversion||Near St Giles Road, Brighouse||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Brighouse 53||Footpath diversion||Cliffe Hill Community Primary School, Lightcliffe.||Diversion order confirmed.||Yes|
|Brighouse 95/124||Footpath diversion||Firth House Farm, Rastrick||Order made and unopposed, awaiting completion of work and confirmation.||No|
|Brighouse 106||Footpath extinguishment||Clough Lane, Rastrick||Extinguishment order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Brighouse 146||Footpath diversion||Beacon Lodge Quarry, Southowram||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Elland 51||Footpath diversion||Crawstone Laithe, Greetland||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Elland 73||Footpath diversion||Cliffe Farm, Sowood||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Elland 74||Footpath diversion||Forest Lodge, Sowood||Diversion and creation orders confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Halifax||Footpath extinguishment||Fountainhead Road, Halifax||Informal consultation carried out.||No|
|Halifax 233||Footpath diversion||Harper Barn, Bradshaw||Informal consultation carried out.||Yes|
|Halifax 339/340||Footpath diversion & extinguishment||Thorn Tree, Northowram||Orders confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Halifax 369||Footpath diversion||Shibden Park, Halifax||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Halifax 376||Footpath diversion||Pitt Hill Cottage, Kell Lane, Halifax||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Halifax 597||Footpath diversion||New Road to Clare Street, Halifax||Informal consultation carried out, proposal held in abeyance at request of applicant.||No|
|Halifax 551||Footpath extinguishment||Paddock Lane to Highroad Well Lane, Halifax||Extinguishment order confirmed.||Yes|
|Halifax 605||Footpath extinguishment||Gill's Court, Halifax||Extinguishment order confirmed.||Yes|
|Halifax 619||Footpath extinguishment||Eton Street to Franklin Street, Halifax||Extinguishment order confirmed.||Yes|
|Halifax 640||Footpath diversion||Off Blackwall Lane, Sowerby Bridge||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Halifax 677 / Sowerby Bridge 81||Bridleway diversion||Sterne Bridge, Copley||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Halifax 717||Footpath creation and extinguishment||Rosemary Lane, Siddal||Creation and extinguishment orders confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Halifax 733||Footpath diversion||Elizabeth House, Shroggs Road, Halifax||Diversion order confirmed.||Yes|
|Halifax 733||Footpath diversion||Land at Angel Road, Halifax||Diversion order confirmed.||Yes|
|Halifax 744||Footpath diversion||Moorside Community Primary School, Halifax||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Halifax 744||Footpath diversion||Ovenden, Halifax||Decision order confirmed||Yes|
|Halifax 755||Addition of footpath||Back Glen Terrace to Heath Road and Free School Lane, Halifax||Modification order confirmed.||Yes|
|Halifax 756||Restricted byway diversion||Trinity Academy, Holmfield, Halifax||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Hebden Royd 62||Footpath diversion||Stannery End, Cragg Vale||Diversion order made, no objections received.||No|
|Hebden Royd 91||Footpath diversion||Smithy Steads Farm, Cragg Vale||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Hebden Royd 118||Footpath diversion||Higher House Barn, Tenter Hill Lane, Cragg Vale||Diversion order confirmed by the Secretary of State, with changes.||No|
|Heptonstall 32||Footpath diversion||Little Learings, Heptonstall||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Heptonstall 38||Footpath diversion||Mount Pleasant Farm, Colden||Diversion order confirmed and in effect||Yes|
|Heptonstall 59||Footpath diversion||Tiger Tops, Granny Wood, Hebden Bridge||Diversion order made and one objection received.||No|
|Path at Northgate House||Footpath extinguishment||Northgate House, Halifax||Order made and advertised||Yes|
|Path at Old Hall Barn||Addition of footpath||Higher Eastwood, Todmorden||Informal consultation carried out||No|
|Path between Lees Lane and A58||Addition of footpath||Priestley Green, Lightcliffe||Application determined, approval to make order||Yes|
|Ripponden 10||Footpath diversion||Wren Nest Barn, Soyland||Diversion order confirmed and in effect||Yes|
|Ripponden 32||Footpath diversion||Beeston Hall Farm, Ripponden||Diversion order confirmed.||No|
|Ripponden 66||Footpath diversion||Highlee Top Farm, Highlee Lane, Barkisland||Diversion order confirmed.||Yes|
|Ripponden 75||Footpath diversion||Laithe Field, near Bowers Mill, Barkisland||Informal consultation carried out.||No|
|Ripponden 80||Upgrade footpath to Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT)||Greetland Road to Stainland Road, Barkisland (including Stoney Butts Lane)||Application refused.||Yes|
|Ripponden 109/110||Footpath diversion||Lower Hey House, Scammonden Road, Barkisland||Diversion order made and two objections received. Case to be referred to the Secretary of State.||No|
|Ripponden Riverside Path||Addition of Bridleway / Footpath||Priest Lane, Ripponden to Ripponden Wood||Order not confirmed by Secretary of State following public local inquiry.||Yes|
|Shelf 150||Footpath diversion||High Cross Lane, Shelf||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Shelf 167||Footpath diversion||Lower Fold Barn & High Bentley Farm, Green Lane, Shelf||Application refused.||Yes|
|Sowerby Bridge 71||Footpath diversion||Carr Fold Cottage & Dob Lane, Sowerby Bridge||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Sowerby Bridge 80||Upgrading of footpath to bridleway||bank of River Calder between Fall Lane and Hollas Lane.||Application refused.||Yes|
|Sowerby Bridge 80/81||Extinguishment of footpath / bridleway and creation of footpath||Paths in vicinity of Sterne Bridge Hollas Lane, Copley||Replacement path constructed and orders confirmed||Yes|
|Sowerby Bridge 173||Addition of footpath||Wharf Street to Back Wharf Street (Old Cawsey), Sowerby Bridge.||Modification order confirmed by the Secretary of State, with minor change.||Yes|
|Sowerby Bridge 173||Diversion of footpath||Jolly Sailor Apartments, Old Cawsey, Sowerby Bridge||Diversion order confirmed.||Yes|
|Sowerby Bridge un-numbered footpath||Diversion of footpath||Woodroyd Gardens to Rose Grove Lane, Luddendenfoot||Modification Order made and advertised||No|
|Todmorden 32||Footpath diversion||Old Hall Barn, Higher Eastwood||Diversion order made and objections received||No|
|Todmorden 59||Bridleway diversion||West Bar, Pudding Lane, Todmorden||Diversion order confirmed and in force||Yes|
|Todmorden 61||Footpath diversion||Shore Fold Farm, Todmorden||Decision order confirmed||Yes|
|Todmorden 61||Footpath diversion||Shore Fold Farm, Todmorden||Diversion order made. Replacement path under construction||No|
|Todmorden 135||Footpath diversion||Ramsden Wood, Walsden||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Todmorden 145 / 150||Footpath diversion||Stone House, Walsden||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Todmorden 148||Footpath diversion||Calf Lee House, Todmorden||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Todmorden 105||Footpath diversion - rail crossing||Dobroyd level crossing, Dobroyd Road, Todmorden||Diversion order confirmed and in effect||Yes|
|Todmorden 108||Footpath extinguishment||Walsden, Todmorden||Informal consultation carried out||No|
|Todmorden 152||Footpath diversion||Top O Th Rough Farm, Moor Lane, Lumbutts Road, Todmorden||Diversion order confirmed by the Secretary of State.||No|
|Wadsworth 48||Footpath diversion||Lower Crimsworth, Pecket Well||Informal consultation carried out||No|
|Wadsworth 53||Footpath diversion||Hill Top Farm, Pecket Well||Diversion order confirmed.||Yes|
|Wadsworth 76||Footpath diversion||Moorland View (formerly Automobilia), Billy Lane, Old Town||Diversion order confirmed and in force.||Yes|
|Wadsworth 76||Footpath diversion||Billy Lane, Old Town||Informal consultation carried out||Yes|