We receive applications for roads and footpaths to be permanently closed or diverted.

Officer decisions on permanent highway closures & diversions

Councillors are sometimes required to approve these applications in principle so that work on consultation and legal processes can go ahead.

However, in some cases the decision whether to proceed with an application is delegated to one of our senior officers. They will make the decision based on a report explaining the background, reasons and justification for the proposal.

Reports & appendices

Our reports outline applications approved by our senior officers.

This information includes:

  • the affected highways 
  • which act was used (Highways Act/Town and Country Planning Act)
  • when and which senior officer approved the application

Brocco Lane, Netherthorpe

Proposed permanent closure of part of Brocco Lane, Netherthorpe, Sheffield, under the Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 16/12/14 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Broomgrove Crescent

Proposed closure of part of Broomgrove Crescent, Broomhall, Sheffield Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 25/11/16 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Brown Lane

Proposed closure of part of Brown Lane in Sheffield city centre under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247 to facilitate the development of a new building for Sheffield Hallam University. Decision made 16/07/13 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Charter Square

Proposed closure of parts of Wellington Street, Charter Square, Charter Row and Furnival Gate, Sheffield city centre, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 09/11/16 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Charter Square

Proposed closure of pedestrian subways, and extinguishment of ground-level public vehicular rights, in part of Charter Square, Sheffield City Centre under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 11/07/16 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Chesterfield Road (part)

Proposed closure at Woodseats of part of Chesterfield Road under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 19/05/15 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Doctor Lane, Darnall

Proposed closure of Doctor Lane, Darnall, Sheffield, under Highways Act 1980 section 116. Decision made 29/03/17 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Durham Lane & Durham Road

Proposed closure of Durham Lane and part of Durham Road (Children's Hospital) under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 24/09/12 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Dyche Drive, Jordanthorpe

Proposed stopping up of Dyche Drive, parts of Dyche Road and two associated footpaths at Jordanthorpe, Sheffield under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247 to facilitate a new residential development. Decision made 01/07/14 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Dyche Road & Dyche Close, Jordanthorpe

Proposed closure of part of Dyche Road and part of Dyche Close, Jordanthorpe, Sheffield, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990. Decision made 18/04/17 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Dyche Road & Dyche Close, Jordanthorpe

Proposed closure of part of Dyche Road and part of Dyche Close, Jordanthorpe, Sheffield.

Earl Marshal, Fir Vale

Proposed stopping up of Earl Marshal View, part of Earl Marshal Drive, part of Earl Marshal Close and thirteen footpaths at Fir Vale, Sheffield, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990. Decision made 06/07/15 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Earldom Drive & Earldom Close

Proposed closure of parts of Earldom Drive and parts of Earldom Close under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 25/02/16 by the Director of Development Services.

Errington Crescent

Proposed closure of small parts of Errington Way, Errington Avenue, Errington Close, and Errington Crescent, along with footpaths off Errington Crescent, in the Arbourthorne area of Sheffield. 

This is under either the Highways Act 1980 Section 116 or the Town & Country Planning Act 1980 Section 247, whichever is deemed the most appropriate.

The highways served properties which have all now been demolished, so are deemed no longer necessary for public use. There is also a planning consent for redevelopment of the site. Decision made 13/09/13 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Falstaff Crescent, Parson Cross

Proposed stopping up of part of Falstaff Crescent, the footpath linking Falstaff Road and Buchanan Road and the footpath linking Falstaff Crescent and Launce Road at Parson Cross, Sheffield, under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 section 247. Decision made 06/07/15 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Ford Lane

Proposed closure in Stocksbridge of Ford Lane, parts of Hunshelf Road, and lengths of two associated public rights of way under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247.  Decision made 26/09/12 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Fox Lane

Proposed closure of part of Fox Lane, Bradway, under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 16/12/13 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Furnival Gate ('The Moor Block 8')

Proposed closure of parts of the footway of Furnival Gate, Sheffield city centre, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247.  Decision made 03/03/17 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Holly Street, City Centre

Proposed permanent closure of part of Holly Street, Sheffield under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247 to facilitate the re-development of the former NUM Building. Decision made 04/11/15 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Second variation of highway at Hunshelf Road

Proposed second variation of stopping of highway at Hunshelf Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield underTown & Country Planning Act 1990. Decision made 29/03/16 by the Director of Development Services.

Manor 8

Proposed closure of parts of Hastilar Road, Archdale Road and Queen Mary Road, Manor under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 17/05/16 by the Director of Development Services.

Manor 10 & 11

Proposed closure of parts of Archdale Road, Ravencarr Road and The Circle, Manor under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 26/07/16 by the Director of Development Services.

Margetson Crescent

Proposed closure at Parsons Cross of part of Margetson Crescent under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 19/05/2017 by the Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Matthews Lane, Norton

Proposed stopping up of part of Matthews Lane at Norton, Sheffield under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247 to facilitate a new residential development. Decision made 11/12/14 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Newstead

Proposed closure of parts of Birley Wood Drive, Newstead Way and Parkland Crescent, Birley ('Newstead Phase A') under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 07/02/13 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Newstead

Proposed closure of parts of footpaths off Parkland Crescent and Birley Wood Drive ('Newstead Phases A and B') under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 25/10/12 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Park Grange Drive

Proposed stopping up of part of Park Grange Drive and associated footpaths, Norfolk Park, Sheffield under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 section 247. Decision made 07/08/15.

Pitsmoor Road

Proposed permanent closure of part of the footway of Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield, S3, under the Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 15/05/14 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Queen Street & Bridle Stile

Proposed closure of part of Queen Street and part of Bridle Stile, Jordanthorpe, Sheffield.

Queens Road, Heeley

Proposed closure of part of Queens Road, Heeley under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 25/04/14 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Raeburn Place

Proposed closure of part of Raeburn Place and associated footpaths in the Gleadless area of Sheffield under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247 to facilitate a new residential development. Decision made 17/09/13 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Russell Street

Proposed closure of part of Russell Street, Sheffield, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990. Decision made 07/04/17 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Scotia Drive

Proposed stopping up of part of Scotia Drive, Sheffield 2 under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 17/03/15 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Scott Street

Proposed permanent closure of Scott Street, under the Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 25/02/16 by the Director of Development Services.

Scowerdons

Proposed closure of part of Wickfield Drive and associated footpaths, Frecheville, under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 29/11/12 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Former Sheffield Airport

Proposed stopping up of highway at former Sheffield City Airport, Europa Link, Darnall, Sheffield, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 01/08/16 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Sheffield Road, Tinsley

Proposed closure of part of Sheffield Road, Tinsley, Sheffield, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 23/09/16 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Skinnerthorpe Road & Bagley Road

Proposed closure of parts of Skinnerthorpe Road and Bagley Road in the Fir Vale area under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247 to facilitate a new primary school on the site. Decision made 09/05/13 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Summerfield Street, Sharrow

Proposed closure of part of Summerfield Street, Sharrow, Sheffield, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 07/11/16 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

The Moor

Proposed closure of parts of The Moor under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 08/01/13 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Thorncliffe Road

Proposed closure of part of Thorncliffe Road, Chapeltown under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 09/01/13 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Townend Lane

Proposed closure of part of Townend Lane, Stocksbridge, under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 28/02/13 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Victoria Road

Proposed closure of part of Victoria Road, Stocksbridge, under Highways Act 1980 Section 116. Decision made 09/01/13 by the Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking Services.

Weaklands

Proposed closure of parts of Weaklands Way, Weaklands Crescent, Weaklands Drive and Fern View Grove, Hackenthorpe under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 05/04/16 by the Director of Development Services.

West Bar & Furnace Hill

Proposed closure of part of West Bar and part of Furnace Hill, Sheffield, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 31/08/16 by Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure.

Site of proposed Woodside School

Proposed closure of Andover Drive, Pye Bank Close, parts of Gray Street and Fox Street, and associated footpaths in Pitsmoor, Sheffield, S3, under Town & Country Planning Act 1990 Section 247. Decision made 03/02/17 by the Head of Strategic Transport & Infrastructure.

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