The City Council has powers under Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to divert or stop up a public footpath or bridleway if it necessary to enable development to be carried out in accordance with a valid planning permission or by a government department. This page contains details of recent Public Path Orders in Worcester, including consultations.

Any other queries relating to public paths, including diversions under the Highways Act 1980, should be directed to Worcestershire County Council.

Current Public Path Orders

The Worcester City Council (Footpath No WN660) (Part) Public Path Diversion Order 2020

The formal consultation on the above Order commenced on 27 May 2020 and responses must be received by 1 July 2020.

Any representation about or objection to the Order may be sent or delivered in writing addressed to the Legal Services,  Worcester City Council, Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not later than 1 July 2020.  Please state the grounds on which it is made.

If no such representations or objections are duly made, or if any so made are withdrawn, Worcester City Council may itself confirm the Order as an unopposed Order.  If the Order is sent to the Secretary of State for the Environment for confirmation any representations or objections which have not been withdrawn will be sent with the Order.