South West Coast Path Closure

Published: 22 April 2022

Cormac and Cornwall Council are working closely with the full cooperation of the land owners to formalise the SWCP either side of Charlestown Harbour.  This involves a legal process under the Highways Act 1980 known as a Public Path Order (PPO).  Once a PPO is made, it is put out to consultation and the consultees have a right to object to the made order before it is confirmed. 


Cornwall Council has received two objections to the proposed route and both Cormac and Cornwall Council are working with the parties that have objected to address their concerns and clarify the importance of the SWCP for St Austell Bay and for the County as a whole.  We hope once the parties that have objected have all the information we can provide to set aside their concerns, that these objections will be withdrawn.


Until the objections are withdrawn and / or the PPO’s are confirmed, these routes are permissive and not a Public Right of Way and will need to remain closed.