- Evidence required to modify definitive map
- Original news
- What is the statutory background to the case?
- What was the factual background to the case?
- What were the grounds of the claim?
- Why did the court dismiss the appeal?
- What is the significance of the decision for authorities and developers?
Planning Analysis: In Trail Riders Fellowship v SSEFRA, the court confirmed the strict application of the requirements of Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA 1981) when applying for an order modifying the definitive map and statement. In this case, a failure to provide documentary evidence of the location of the route rendered the application invalid for the purposes of section 67(3) of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (NERCA 2006).
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