(1) Subject to section 259, a competent authority may by order authorise the stopping up or diversion of any footpath[, bridleway or restricted byway] if they are satisfied that it is necessary to do so in order to enable development to be carried out—
(a) in accordance with planning permission granted under Part III [or section 293A], or
(b) by a government department.
[(1A) Subject to section 259, a competent authority may by order authorise the stopping up or diversion . . . of any footpath, bridleway or restricted byway if they are satisfied that—
(a) an application for planning permission in respect of development has been made under Part 3, and
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