Commentary

196.3 Other statutory powers

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
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196.3 Other statutory powers

| Commentary

196.3 Other statutory powers

There are a number of procedures for creation of highways by the exercise by public bodies of statutory powers. Historically, an important example were the powers contained in the numerous Inclosure Acts, which authorised Commissioners to enclose open land and to create public rights of way in order to allow villagers access to the new enclosed fields. In modern times the more important provisions have been those conferring on local authorities the power to create footpaths and bridleways, either compulsorily1 or by agreement with landowners2. Public rights may also be created by special

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