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An ‘Extinguishment’ is a procedure which removes all or some of the public’s rights to an area of highway land, allowing it to be privately acquired, downgraded to a lesser status, or diverted onto a new line.

This advisory document provides you with information on the entire process, including what you need to do before contacting the County Council:

Highway land – acquiring, stopping up, diverting or downgrading in Leicestershire   Opens new win

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