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Meaning of ‘highway’In the broadest sense, a highway is a way (ie a defined route, such as a road, bridleway or footpath) over which the public have...
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Can a vehicular right of way be granted over a cycle path and how would this be documented?As defined in section 329 of the Highways Act 1980 (HiA...
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6th Jun
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Is it possible for a right of way to fall out of use and be declassified as a public footpath? Secondly, is it possible to apply to the local...
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5th Jun
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How can I remove a footpath from the definitive map and statement?The definitive map is a legal record of public rights of way maintained by the...
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5th Jun
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Hannah of Winckworth Sherwood 5th Jun
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Who can apply for a public path extinguishment order under section 118 of the Highways Act 1980?While a public path extinguishment order under section...
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5th Jun
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Can sheep be moved from one field to another along a public footpath?A footpath is defined in section 66 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA...
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5th Jun
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Who is responsible for maintenance of a public rights of way (bridleway) added to the definitive map as a result of a modification order?What is the...
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5th Jun
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Legal procedures for creating cycle tracksA ‘cycle track’ is a way which constitutes or comprises a highway, which the public have a right of way on...
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5th Jun
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Stopping up and diverting footpaths under sections 118 and 119 Highways Act 1980 This Practice Note covers the powers and procedures for stopping up...
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5th Jun
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Stopping up of footpaths under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990What is s 257?Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act...
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