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Core Path and Right of Way Stopping Up and Diversion Orders

Core paths and public rights of way are important and safeguarded by legislation

Developers are required to respect their purpose and look to incorporate them within their design and landscaping. This can result in new routes, sections of longer routes being diverted, or stopping up an entire path being proposed.

Section 208 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland Act 1997) provides for the stopping up and diversion of core paths and rights of way where necessary to enable the development to be carried out in accordance with planning permission.   Perth and Kinross Council has agreed to promote the orders set out below. The process allows a period of 28 days for any objections or representations to be made to proposed stopping up and diversion orders.

Any objection made and not withdrawn will be forwarded to Scottish Ministers for decision through local inquiry. Any objection must be made in writing with full contact details including name and address and must clearly state the order the objection relates to and reason for objecting. It must be sent to the Head of Legal & Governance Services, Perth and Kinross Council, 2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH or by e-mail to within 28 days of being published.

Current Stopping up and Diversion orders

There are no current orders that the Council is promoting.

Confirmed orders

The following orders have been confirmed and have come into effect. Please note that it is no longer possible to object to these orders.

Please note that objections have been received to the core path: 

  • LUNC/2 and Right of Way 36/2 No 1 Order 2021
  • LUNC/102 No 2 Order 2021
  • LUNC/121 No 3 Order 2021
  • LUNC/124 No 4 Order 2021 and

Any objections not withdrawn will be forwarded to the Scottish Ministers for a decision on the order through a local inquiry.

Contact details

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Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476