Decision details

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation Upgrade of Footpath to Bridleway, Threagill Lane, Warton

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Purpose:

Upgrade of Footpath to Bridleway, Threagill Lane, Warton

Decisions:

A report was presented on an application for the upgrading of a footpath to bridleway known as Threagill Lane, Warton on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way. The application route was shown on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers between points A-B-C.

 

A site inspection had been carried out in September 2020.

 

Various maps, plans and other documents had been examined to discover when the route came into being, and to try to determine what its status may be.

 

Committee were informed that the route had been shown since 1830 on numerous maps and that it connected to a network of other public highways. The evidence presented was consistent with a way that carried at least a public bridleway. There was less convincing evidence as to whether public vehicular rights existed.

 

Committee were therefore advised that, given the nature and amount of the evidence, it was advised that the evidence of the application route having become a public bridleway was sufficient. Committee were therefore recommended to make an Order as set out in the Recommendation in the report and that it be promoted to confirmation.

 

Resolved:

 

(i)  That the application to upgrade part of footpath 1-35-FP8 to a bridleway on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way of Way be accepted.

 

(ii)  That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(c) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to upgrade part of footpath 1-35-FP8 to a Bridleway on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way as shown on Committee Plan between points A-B-C.

 

(iii)  That being satisfied that the test for confirmation can be met the Order be promoted to confirmation.

 

Divisions Affected: Lancaster Rural North;

Contact: Simon Moore Email: simon.moore@lancashire.gov.uk.

Report author: Simon Moore

Date of decision: 27/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Regulatory Committee

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