Footpath 28 is a descendent of the Trent Bridge Footway, a historic pedestrian route from Nottingham City Centre to the River Trent crossing at Trent Bridge via footbridge over Nottingham Midland railway station between Station Street and Queens Road. This route has been carried over a number of bridges, firstly over the Westcroft Canal Arm, then a dedicated bridge over the Midland Railway and most recently a shared footbridge also over the railway. During the early 2000s a application for closure was made by the landowner, and defeated after a public inquiry.
The right-of-way remains a public right-of-way, and was diverted on to the new route (Footbridge 20B, Platform 7, Queens Road) on 8 October 2014.
8 October 2014: Diversion order confirmed, legally diverting the path onto the new-build section east of the multi-storey car-park. (Total time, 4.5 years from date of objection; 20 years from demolition of previous Footbridge).
July 2013: Diversion allowed by Area 8 committee, subject to an additional condition: "(2) to request John Lee to discuss with Paul Sladen the final route of the footpath, in regard to section (E) on the map at appendix 2, prior to implementation of the footpath diversion order."
October 2012: Pre-consultation process, following Draft Order DO5016 application by Network Rail.
March 2012: Consultation meeting with Network Rail on 30 April 2012 14:00 at Loxley house, Nottingham.
January 2012: Stopping Up Order denied. Temporary footpath closure extended until 26 July 2012.
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Other British railway stations at which attempts to obstruct footbridges occured in same timeframe by the same land owners. The status of these footbridges and footpaths and tunnels vary, and not all are statutory public rights-of-way as in the case of Nottingham Midland Footpath No.28.
Nottingham City Council
(Footpath No.28, (Station Street to Queen's Road) from Point SK 5754 3925 to Point SK 5751 3912, Nottingham) (Temporary Prohibition of Pedestrians) Order 2012 (TMT 5571M).
Notice is hereby given that Nottingham City Council intends not less than seven days from the date of this Notice to make an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffice Regulation Act 1984.
The effects of the Tempoary Order will be to prohibit pedestrians from proceeding in the following length of road to which the public has access in the City of Nottingham:-
Commencing at a point on Station Street OS Grid Reference SK 5754 3925 and proceeding across the footbridge then south along the western boundary of the station muti-storey [sic] car park to a point on Queen's Road at OS Grid Reference SK 5751 3912 as shown by the solid black line between points (A) and (B) on the order map.
It is intended that the prohibition respecting Footpath No.28 will apply as follows:-
From Friday 29th June 2012 until Friday 28th December 2012 inclusive.
And notice is hereby further given that during the period of the prohibition the alternative route available will be to continue west along Station Street then south along Carrington Street then east along Queen's Road and vice versa. As shown by the dashed black line between points (A) and (B) on the order map.
The Temporary Order will come into force on Friday 29th June 2012 and any prohibition and restriction in it shall apply on that day and any subsequent day when necessary whilst works are being carried out. The Temporary Order shall continue in force for a period of 6 months or until the works it is proposed to carryout are completed, whichever is the earlier. If the foregoing are not completed within 6 months, the Order may be extended for a longer period with the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport.
The prohbition is required to allow the safe construction of NET phase 2 works adjacent to the footpath.
Dated this 20th day of June 2012.
Corporate Director of Development,
Nottingham City Council,