20 Closing of roads
(1) If, after considering all objections (if any) made in accordance with the notice given under section 19 about the closing of a road, the Minister is satisfied that the road should be completely or partly closed, the Minister may, after the month mentioned in the notice, declare, in writing, that the road is completely or partly closed.
(2) The Minister may, in writing, also declare a road is partly closed if the Minister is of the opinion that it is necessary to give effect to a minor development mentioned in the Land (Planning and Environment) Regulations 1992 , schedule 4, item 22.
(3) On the making of a declaration completely or partly closing a road, the land included in the closed road, or closed part of the road, is freed from any rights of the public or anyone to the land as a highway.
(4) A declaration under this section is a notifiable instrument.
Note A notifiable instrument must be notified under the Legislation Act.
Part 4 Roads and Public Places Act 1937