Public Rights Of Way
If you need advice on public rights of way, we are here to help you. Our specialist planning law team, headed by Justin Price-Jones, can advise on all public rights of way matters.
Our Public Rights Of Way (PROW) Experience
Our experience in this area includes providing advice regarding footpaths and bridleways across land, including:
- claims that existing routes should be formally recorded;
- the formal creation of new/additional routes; and
- the diversion and extinguishment of exisiting routes.
We are instructed by landowners, walkers, local authorities.
Applications for Definitive Map Modification Orders (being applications to record a public right of way or alter the status of a PRoW)
If you wish to make a DMMO application to record a public right of way (“PRoW”) or alter the status of a recorded PRoW, we can advise you on the process, the gathering and presentation of the necessary supporting evidence and how you may deal with any failure by the local highways authority to determine the application.
If you are a landowner who has received notice of a DMMO application, we can advise you on the preparation and presentation of a formal objection and undertake advocacy at a public inquiry.
Applications for Public Path Orders (being applications to divert or extinguish an existing PRoW)
If you wish to make an application for a public path order to divert or extinguish an existing PRoW, we can advise you on the process and grounds for making such an application.
Obstruction and enforcement issues – including criminal prosecutions for obstruction of a PRoW
If a PRoW you use has become obstructed (whether deliberately or unintentionally), we can advise you on how you may remedy that situation.
If you are a landowner threatened with enforcement action by a local highway authority (e.g. in relation to ‘crop obstruction’ etc. on a PRoW), we can advise you on how you might seek to ‘defuse’ the situation.
Planning Enforcement News
We are instructed to represent a Parish Council in an application to the Magistrates’ Court for an order compelling a County Council (local highways authority) to repair a footbridge on a public footpath.
The matter is listed for trial.
When advising you or carrying out any work on your behalf, we shall always respect the confidentiality of your situation and put your best interests first.
Moreover, our focus shall always be on giving practical and pragmatic advice which is ‘results orientated’ and intended to deliver a positive outcome and, ideally, a cost effective solution.
During the initial call we will listen to your current planning needs and then outline a solution including the costs involved. We are often able to provide fixed fee services.
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