Traffic Regulation Order - Byway open to all traffic 526 (Wotton, Dorking and Capel)


Surrey County Council Byways Open to All Traffic (BOAT) Nos. 526 (Wotton, Dorking and Capel), Wolvens Lane (D287) Prohibition of Traffic Order 2023

ON 16 February 2023 Surrey County Council made the above Order under sections 1 (1), 2 (1) and 2 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which is to prohibit all motor vehicles and horse drawn carriages, with four or more wheels, wider then 1500mm (4'11"ft), from entering or proceeding in those lengths of the BOAT known as Wolvens Lane which extends, wholly with the Parish of Wotton from its junction with Sheephouse Lane, 480 metres south-east of Guildford Road, (point A at Grid Ref. 512981 147387) in a north-easterly direction for 228 metres to the Parish boundary with Dorking and its junction with public footpath 129 (Dorking) and 122 (Wotton) (at Grid Ref. 513163 147521) (Point B0); then in a south-easterly direction, straddling the boundary between Dorking and the Parish of Wotton for 1650 metres (to Grid Ref. 513882 146075) (point B1); it continues wholly within Dorking in a south-easterly direction for 754 metres to its junction with the Parish of Capel (at Grid. 514268 145454) (point B2); continuing wholly within the Parish of Capel for a further 1681 metres in a south-easterly direction to its junction with Byway Open to All Traffic No. 527 (D287) (at Grid Ref. 515117 144087) (point D) as shown on the attached drawing 3/1/41/H52a.

The prohibition does not apply to vehicles which need to use the BOATs in association with use of the adjacent premises or land, or any vehicle requiring access to the above mentioned BOATs for the purpose of exercising any statutory duty therein or the exercise of private vehicular rights. Those requiring such access will be granted the means to pass any structures put in place.

A copy of the Order, together with a plan showing the lengths of BOAT to which the Order relates, and a Statement of the Councils reasons for making the Order can be inspected free of charge at the Countryside Access Office, Surrey County Council, Merrow Depot, Merrow Lane, Guildford GU4 7BQ (by appointment Tel 0300 200 1003) between 10 am and 4 pm, Mondays to Fridays inclusive; at Mole Valley District Council, Pippbrook, 9 Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SJ and Dorking Library, St Martin's Walk, Dorking RH4 1UT during normal opening hours.

If you wish to question the validity of the Order or of any provision contained within it on the grounds that it is not within the power conferred by the Act, or on the grounds that any requirement of the Act or of any Instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the Order you may, within six weeks from the 2 March 2023 apply to the High Court for this purpose.

Please note that in the interests of open government, responses to this consultation may be disclosed to the public and may be summarised for inclusion in committee reports.

Dated 2 March 2023

Katie Stewart, Executive Director for Environment, Transport and Infrastructure

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. Tel: 0300 200 1003 or email:

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