Commentary

200 Ploughing rights of way

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
AGRICULTURE vol 2(2) | Commentary

200 Ploughing rights of way

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2) | Commentary

200 Ploughing rights of way

The ploughing of fields over which public rights of way exist is a matter which has given rise to a good deal of controversy. The problem has produced specific legislation and the current rules about ploughing may be summarised as follows:

  1. 200.1

        if a right of way was originally dedicated subject to the right to plough, the public cannot complain and must retramp the way afresh after each ploughing; and

  2. 200.2

        where dedication has been presumed by 20 years’ use as of right and without interruption, the reservation of a right to plough will depend

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