Commentary

223 Permissive paths

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

223 Permissive paths

| Commentary

223 Permissive paths

Agreements may be made by local authorities with landowners to provide permissive paths. A permissive path is not a right of way but can be used by the public with the permission of the landowner. Permissive paths should always be the subject of formal legal agreements between landowners and highway authorities to ensure there is no possibility of confusion arising at a later date over the status of the paths1. Alternatively, these paths can be created under the revised Agricultural Environmental Schemes if situated in suitable areas and if they satisfy certain criteria.

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