Highways

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Abandoned vehicles offences Section 2 of the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 (RD(A)A 1978) makes it a criminal offence to abandon, without lawful authority, a motor...

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Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, section 53(2) and Schedule 14, para 1 [Title of Definitive Map and Statement] To: [name of authority] of: [address of authority] [I OR...

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Produced in partnership with Michael Orlik of Lodders Solicitors In the County of [insert county] Petty Sessional Division of [insert] The Complaint of [insert name] of...

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The main highways law issues concerning bridges and tunnels are as to the: • rights of the public to pass and re-pass across bridges or through tunnels, and • maintenance...

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Closure Application Notice Notice of Proposal to Apply for an Order [stopping up OR diverting] a highway under the Highways Act 1980 section 116 Take notice that [insert...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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The right to roam on open land has many similarities to the right to travel from A to B (which characterises a public highway), but the right to roam is entirely...

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The creation of highways without express agreement Creating a highway without an express agreement has long been possible at common law and there are now statutory...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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Statutory basis and effect Every highway authority must keep a definitive map and statement (DMS) of the public rights of way in its area. The DMS kept by any particular...

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The whole point of the Definitive Map and Statement ('Definitive Map') of public rights of way etc is that it is definitive. However, although it is definitive it is not...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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Notice of a direction to leave this land To all occupants of vehicles on this land and to any other persons with them From [insert name of Local Authority] We hereby give...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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The common law recognises two sorts of highway ferry and distinguishes them by where they run. One sort runs from town to town or to a particular island and the other...

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Need for specific additional enquiry where highway access is crucial Direct access to the highway can be fundamental to the viability of a development. In Gooden, the...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak (see: Temporary...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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The duty of every highway authority to maintain a highway maintainable at the public expense is more onerous during adverse weather conditions. Ice, snow and flooding all...

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Placing scaffolding, hoardings or skips on the highway (including pavements) is an obstruction and, strictly, constitutes a nuisance. Section 137 of the Highways Act 1980...

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Duty of the highway authority A highway is a way which any member of the public has the right to use at all seasons of the year. Section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 (HIA...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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Powers to adopt The Highways Act 1980 (HiA 1980) gives highway authorities the power to adopt new highways by agreement, places a duty on highway authorities to maintain...

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A ‘cycle track’ is a way which constitutes or comprises a highway, which the public have a right of way on pedal cycles (other than pedal cycles which are motor vehicles)...

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The [insert name of traffic authority] ([insert name of road and its location]) (Prohibition of [Waiting OR Driving OR Loading OR Double Parking]) Order [insert year] In...

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