Alleged public footpath between Bluehouse Lane and Silkham Road, Oxted

Description and Grid References

Alleged public footpath between Bluehouse Lane [TQ 393 530] and Silkham Road [TQ 390 537], Oxted

Reference number and contact details

* Reference Number: CP563
* Telephone: 03456 009 009
* Email.

Date of application

20 November 2013

Applicants name and address

Peter Giles on behalf of Oxted and Limpsfield Residents Association, PO Box 233, Oxted Post Office, Station Road West, RH8 9EH

Consultations and research stage



This was considered by the Tandridge Local Committee on 22 June 2018. Members agreed with the Officer's recommendation to add public footpaths 612 (Oxted), 613 (Oxted and Limpsfield) and 614 (Oxted) to the Definitive Map and Statement for Surrey.

Order making

A Map Modification Order was made on 8 August 2018 and was advertised on 16 August 2018. The order is titled "The Surrey County Council Public Footpaths Nos. 612 (Oxted), 613 (Oxted and Limpsfield) And 614 (Oxted) Definitive Map Modification Order 2018".


Three objections were received. The Order will be referred to the Secretary of State for determination.

Public Inquiry

The Secretary of State has appointed an Inspector to determine this matter. A public inquiry was scheduled to be held at Tandridge District Council, 8 Station Road East, Oxted, RH8 0BT on 1 and 2 April 2020. This was cancelled. The notice for the cancelled public inquiry is on the Planning Inspectorate webpage Planning Inquiry Notice - Cancelled.

The public inquiry was rescheduled for two days on 14 and 15 December 2020 but was adjourned until 8 March 2021. The inquiry was held virtually over 5 days.