Says Naomi Smith
It is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more
Bridleway converted into cycle path
in spite of local riders concerns
Comments Tony Barnett
"The rights of way development, from an ancient right of way as a bridle/public footpath, to include cycling, is beyond belief "
Says Tony Barnett
Mildenhall & West Row rights of way development, from an ancient right of way as a bridle/public footpath, to include cycling, is beyond belief as cycling on country lanes, registered on the definitive plan and statement as a bridle path is of right and not by custom or consent.
It can also be stated that since the development by the council, it was their intent to present a fait accompli to one and all and so claiming that the right of way is now a "Queens Highway" by adoption.
The authorities decision, to permanently extinguish all flora and fauna and natural drainage on this ancient rights of way, is reckless and not with conservation/natural phenomena and access safety in mind.
May I also remind those that orchestrated this decision, that in doing so, have accepted all responsibility for any/all accidents through a public liability certificate, there is also the prospect of all traffic using this newly developed Queens Highway with out breaching the 1988, section 34 road traffic act.
The request is/should now be for disclosure of evidence to show the development has the consent of the minister to construct a new steel road, a copy of a public liability certificate and consent to amend the definitive plan and statement from the secretary of state for defra/planning inspectorate and copies of the subsequent public inquiry with PINS and members of the public.
Says Linda Wright
We moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more