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A piece of land being purchased gains access over land which is privately owned but has been dedicated as highway. Should the buyer seek an express grant of the right of...

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A property is subject to both a vehicular prescriptive right of way and a public right of way, assuming this over the same route, can the vehicular right of way be...

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A public footpath runs along a sea wall which forms part of a farm. Does the vesting of the footpath pursuant to section 263 of the Highways Act 1980 prevent the farmer...

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The following Planning precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Agreement with owner to dedicate a walkway over under or through a building...

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The following Local Government Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Are private rights extinguished when a road is dedicated and adopted as a...

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Are there any rights of way for pedestrians around/alongside security barriers, ie does sufficient space have to be provided for a safe crossing away from barriers?...

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Broadly, what is the process for applications under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980? Specifically, what level of protection is afforded and from when does that...

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The following Planning Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a bridleway become a public highway? What is the statutory process that has to...

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The following Property Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a highway authority extract a proportion of the development value of adjoining...

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Can a person who uses an unadopted section of road to access its property (but who is not a frontager) maintain and improve the road? The road is recorded on the...

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The following Local Government Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a traffic regulation order be applied to a private road?...

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The following Planning Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a vehicular right of way be granted over a cycle path and how would this be...

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Can an un-adopted road or common area be classed as a 'highway' for the purposes of the Highways Act 1980? If so, can the landowner impose penalties for obstructing the...

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The following Planning Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can landowners use a road prior to its adoption as a public highway?...

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The following Planning Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can sheep be moved from one field to another along a public footpath?...

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Can vehicular (car or van) use be exercised over a public bridleway by the landowner and their visitors, contractors and other invitees or is use limited to only horses,...

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The following Planning Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Case Study: Easements by long use, public rights of way and public path orders....

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The following Local Government practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Definitive map and modification orders

Practice notes

The following Local Government practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Definitive map modification—procedure

Practice notes

The following Property Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Do you have any information on the implications of building over a building line?...

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Does a Council need to record in the Local Land Charges register a section 38 agreement in respect of a piece of highway which is within the title of an adjoining...

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