Yately and Broxhead Common, Hampshire
Bob Milton writes to Natural England
"The plan does not spell out the restrictions on dog walking or the rights of equestrians but does not take into account the bigger picture as required under the Habitat directive in relation to the Thames Basin Heaths SPA "
Says Bob Milton
FYI puts the case well except that of the application by PINS of balance in favour of biodiversity [ie the Sanford Principle] and HLS funding rather than the individual statutory tests as set out in the legislation [s38 CA2006] and the fraudulent claiming of SPS by the wildlife trusts for statutory duty on MOD and local authority recreation land and the claim for management control when there is none with regard to stewardship on both the Hampshire CC and the MoD training s193 common.
The plan being so called consulted on not only does not spell out the restrictions on dog walking or the rights of equestrians but does not take into account the bigger picture as required under the Habitat directive in relation to the Thames Basin Heaths SPA in terms of displacement nor does it address the economic displacement which we have seen across the board in Surrey and in the Hampshire borders.
Perhaps it would be beneficial for your officers and area directors to read the newest publication on equestrian access from the Equestrian Access Forum entitled ‘Making Way for Horses’ which I believe will be on the BHS website next week.
The issue of the 80 acres at Broxhead is very similar to the 134acres at Blackbushe common which is subject to a Court Order  which has not been implemented by HCC, adjacent to and contiguous with Yateley and included in the grazing plan. This part like Welsh Drive bridleway and many others on Yateley are obstructed but is not registered common but manorial waste and like many commons in Hampshire were not registered in 1965 as a result of misplaced government guidance now over turned in the House of Lords [HCC v Milburn] and await re-registration once the CA2006 gets rolled out!