| Commentary

197 Definitive maps

| Commentary

197 Definitive maps

Although a highway, once created, does not in law cease to be such merely because it is not used or may have become obstructed or overgrown, or simply forgotten, the danger that doubt may set in some cases as to the rights of the public to use particular footpaths or bridleways was addressed by requiring local authorities to survey and review their areas and produce definitive maps and written statements of all footpaths, bridleways and roads used as public paths1. The map and statement are conclusive evidence as to the existence, at the date to which the

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