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
Tony Barnett writes to Trudy Lovatt
"The works are unlawful and as such, notice should be given of your intended reinstatement of the bridle path, back to the state in which is was before the work started."
Says Tony Barnett
Since speaking with you,I am now more informed of your determination to have your ancient rights of way as a bridle path reinstated.
The development of ancient right of way, by way of a permanent surface, is a serious impediment to lawful access in the same manner as "stopping up/blocking off", therefore, documentary evidence should be disclosed to a stopping up/blocking off order has been given by the secretary of state for rural affairs and the communities and local government ministers Patterson and Pickles.
You are of the opinion that the council own's all of the farm land and that the ancient bridle way is of the demesne lands, it will therefore prudent to apply for copies of the title deeds and conveyance, from, too the council, evidence should show, if the farms etc were once part of a lordships manor and pre-date 1189.
What evidence was disclosed to the land registry which was required by law for the 1925 and 36 lands registration act, the lands registration may only be created by full disclosure, vesting's, indentures and conveyance documents are not accepted as conclusive evidence.
Epitome of titles, must show evidence as shown on pre registration of title deeds to predate 1189, mitigation is accepted the land registry where claims that deeds etc have been lost, destroyed or burned, provided a deed of declaration/statement of truth is made to state where,when and how.
It will be wise therefore to obtain any land registration document which has been created for the council to show absolute owners of freehold title in fee simple.
On the evidence available, the works are unlawful and as such, notice should be given of your intended reinstatement of the bridle path, back to the state in which is was before the work started.
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