Highways

Questions we can help with include:

Whether public use over time has created a public right of way – in other words a highway

Can action by a landowner, for example by putting up notices, prevent the creation of a highway?

Must a highway be maintained by the local authority? 

Has legislation ended the public right of way for motor vehicles over a particular road or track?

What is the significance of the Definitive Map and Statement?

Does a highway, when it crosses open land, have to follow a precise route? 

What powers does the local authority have over highways? 

If someone is injured, because a public road has not been properly maintained, is the local authority required to pay compensation?

How can public rights of way over land be ended? 

 

Click to go to our Initial enquiry page.

Other pages which may help you: Private rights of way, Ransom strips, Restrictive covenants, Open spaces.

For our print publishing website, please see www.barsby.com, and for our website which provides support for residents in private roads, see: www.privateroads.co.uk.

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