Thursday 6 July 2006 3.06am
Morocco St used to be a Public Highway to the west, beyond its current extent as it ends at the Galliard Homes development. Galliard Homes requested that Southwark Council
apply for a 'stopping-up' order so that what was 'public highway' could become privately owned land, on the basis that the roadway itself was redundant.
A 'stopping-up' order is the only mechanism that I believe exists which can erase a designated public highway or part thereof.
The quid pro quo was that Galliard would then landscape this piece of land and maintain it as a public space.
I have just found a dimensioned drawing of the roadway as it was and wondered if anyone was interested in checking that Galliard had done their part.