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
Wiggle Cycle Race. The legal case
Tony Barnett writes to Andy Rundle, Surrey Police
"The claimed rights to cycle over any of the common land therefore is a fate accompli, and a strong deputation should find its way to the CEO of the council."
Says Tony Barnett
The common land at the center of this dispute, Leith Hill, is registered as common land pursuant to the 1965 act and is part of a combination of registered common lands registered under CL48 and is part of Wotton Common also CL48
There are a number of persons properties register with rights of common and some with shooting rights, but none as owners or with vesting other than Surrey County Council with full protection rights.
There is a registration under 1848 20th-9-07 which is registered under section 13 of the act as extinguished later to be amended.
24th JUNE 08.
Again became common land by consent of the secretary of state.
Most of commoner's rights some in total other's with stinted rights for eastover others totally extinguished.
The information covered by the plan that the land is RO'd, even though there are no title deeds to support the claim/statement can cause frustration, best always to examine the information given.
Statements also, although verbal that the national trust owned the land is also incorrect , there is no indication to any locus stan-di with the national trust.
The claimed rights to cycle over any of the common land therefore is a fate accompli, and a strong deputation should find its way to the CEO of the council.
Where misleading information has been circulated is subject to councils not amending their registers after the rights to access common land by vehicles was extinguished 1968 crow act, and rights to access common land under the 2000 crow act became law.
The 2000 crow act prohibits any vehicle that does not conform with the 1970 act s 20,C C44 ( mobility vehicles) the only lawful access on and over common lands are private rights of way to homesteads, or by commoners taking water to livestock.
Providing there are ancient bridle paths, then horse riding is legislated for, the 2006 commons act prohibits any upgrading of rights of way shown on the definitive plan/statement for vehicles or as bridle ways, all accesses as of custom were extinguished under the 2006 act, any ancient rights of way upgraded will be extinguished also.
Information on rights to access common land to include enclosure etc can be researched by contacting Horsetalk.
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