The Highways Act 1980 – Section 118

Public Hearing into Opposed Public Path Order

Bedford Borough Council (Brickhill: Footpath No. 9)  

Public Path Extinguishment Order 2021

The above mentioned order was made by Bedford Borough Council on 05 May 2021. The order has received objections that remain outstanding and Bedford Borough Council submitted the order to the Secretary of State to be determined. The Secretary of State has decided that a Public Hearing to determine the order is the most expedient course of action.

The following Notice has been issued :-



Highways Act 1980 – Section 118

Notice is hereby given that an Inspector will be appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to determine Bedford Borough Council (Brickhill Footpath No. 9) Public Path Extinguishment Order 2021 and will attend at:

Bedford Borough Council,

Borough Hall,

Caudwell Street,


MK42 9AP

On Tuesday 8 November 2022 at 10.00am

To hold a hearing into the Order

The effect of the Order, if confirmed without modifications, will extinguish all of Public Footpath number 9 Brickhill that commences from a point within the extent of Borough Highway “Falcon Avenue” at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference (OSGR) TL 0545/5182 then running in a generally north-north-easterly direction for 240 metres to the Borough Highway “Waveney Avenue” at OSGR TL 0549/5206.

Any person wishing to view the statements of case and other documents relating to this Order should contact April Quinn at Bedford Borough Council. Email: Tel: 01234 276791. Documents relating to the  order will be available by appointment at Bedford Borough Council, Main
Reception Desk, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP


Planning Inspectorate Reference: ROW/3280678
Contact point at the Planning Inspectorate: Joanne Drury , Rights of Way Section, Room 3/A, Eagle Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN.
Tel: 0303 444 8928 Email:


To view/download a copy of the Notice, please click here:Notice Letter

To view/download a detailed map, click here:- Map showing location of footpath 9