Louise Braham: an Appreciation

Louise Braham, who died recently, was the inspiration for the Byways and Bridleways Trust, an original trustee, first editor of Byway and Bridleway, and founder of the Rights of Way Law Review. A barrister by profession, a farmer by choice, and an equestrian by passion, Louise and the other founders, already working for rights of … [Read more…]

Time’s Winged Chariot?

Lincolnshire County Council has recently made a modification order to add a public footpath to the definitive map and statement for Middle Rasen. Nothing unusual there, you say? Well no, not unusual, but worthy of note nonetheless. The application was made in August 1987, and a determination to make the order in September 1988. Yes, … [Read more…]

Modification Notices in Wales.

When an Inspector proposes to confirm an order with modifications, those modifications often require a further round of advertisement and the opportunity to object. The period in which such objections (or representations) can be made is set out in, e.g., a ‘Notice of Proposal to Modify Definitive Map Order’. In England, PINS in Bristol sends … [Read more…]

More Drift in Wales

It looks like Wales will soon slide even further away from England in matters of rights of way and other access law and practice. Written Statement – Improving Opportunities to Access the Outdoors for Recreation. 13 February 2017. Lesley Griffiths, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs. Wales needs a better and fairer approach to public access … [Read more…]