Footpath 153 (Capel) and 153 (Ockley)

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Section 14(1) and 14(2)
The Surrey County Council
Public Footpath 153 (Capel) and Public Footpath 153 (Ockley)
Temporary Prohibition Of Traffic Order 2024

On 1 March 2024 Surrey County Council made the above mentioned temporary order, the effect of which is to prohibit all traffic on foot or by any other means from entering or proceeding along that length of Public Footpath 153 (Capel) and Public Footpath 153 (Ockley) which extends for about 780 metres from point A (Grid ref: 517064 142871), at its junction with Public Footpath 238 (Capel), to point B (Grid ref: 516391 143120), at its junction with Public Footpath 590 (Capel) and which is marked by a solid bold line on plan no. 3/1/41/H59.

The Order is necessary on the grounds of public safety due to a level crossing in need of repair.

The order was preceded by an emergency 21-day closure notice which came into operation on 23 February 2024. The closure will be in operation for a period of six months from 15 March 2024 or until completion of the works, if earlier. That period can be extended by the Secretary of State for Transport if required.

The temporary closure will only be in operation when appropriate road traffic signs are displayed on site by the County Council or an authorised person acting on its behalf. Access to properties will not be affected.

Suggested alternative route: from point A, proceed north and then slightly north-west along Public Footpath 238 (Capel) for about 990 metres, then west along Public Bridleway 234 (Capel) for about 140 metres, and then south-west for about 870 metres along Public Footpath 590 to its junction with Public Footpath 153 (Capel) at point B. Total length of alternative route, marked by a broken black line on plan no. 3/1/41/H59, is about 2000 metres.

The alternative route for traffic from point B will be the reverse of the route described above.

The "Surrey County Council Public Footpath 153 (Capel) and Public Footopath 153 (Ockley) Temporary Prohibition Of Traffic Order 2024" was made by the County Council under Section 14(1) and 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Dated: 8 March 2024

Katie Stewart, Executive Director of Environment, Infrastructure and Growth.

Any Enquiries relating to this notice should be directed to: Countryside Access Team, Surrey County Council, Whitebeam Lodge, Merrow Depot, Merrow Lane, Guildford, GU4 7BQ. Telephone: 03456 009009 or email:

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