257 Footpaths [, bridleways and restricted byways] affected by development: orders by other authorities
257 Footpaths [, bridleways and restricted byways] affected by development: orders by other authorities

(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