Highways: creation

Posted on July 30, 2022August 4, 2022

Creating highways Local authorities have legal powers which enable them to create highways — roads, paths and tracks which the public at large are entitled to use, in order to pass to and fro. But it has long been the case that highways can be created by use over a period of time.  Please see our Highway law page for a fuller explanation.  The law on this subject it is complicated.  But it has always been the case that anyone … Continue reading “Highways: creation”

Queen’s Speech: new Bills

Posted on May 16, 2022July 18, 2022

The list of 38 Bills outlined in the recent Queen’s Speech, on the opening of Parliament, can be found here:  https://www.politics.co.uk/insight/2022/05/11/queens-speech-2022-full-list-of-bills/ These are merely outline proposals: the detail will not be apparent until the Bills are drafted and laid before Parliament, and they may of course be amended during their progress through the Houses of Parliament. Some Bills which may be of relevance to the public in connection with property law include: Draft Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill Social … Continue reading “Queen’s Speech: new Bills”

“Roads” in road traffic legislation

Posted on April 9, 2022August 4, 2022

Definitions For “roads” in road traffic legislation, a definition in section 142(1) of  the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and elsewhere, is an important one.  This is because it is the key to many motoring offences, and to many powers which local authorities can exercise.  The definition is in two parts. It includes highways, and also “any other road to which the public has access”.  But on what terms must the public have access in order for this part of … Continue reading ““Roads” in road traffic legislation”