Section 67 of the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act 2006 should be repealed on the grounds that it is a clumsy statute that has caused very unfair and unreasonable impacts to a significant part of the community, often creating absurd situations, rather than solving problems. There has to be a better and fairer way of addressing the recording and sustainable use of our ancient highways.
Why is this idea important?
The British open countryside is part of our national heritage.
There is room for all of us, whether walkers, horse riders, cyclists, trail motorcyclists and drivers, to enjoy the space and freedom of the countryside. The current legislation unfairly legislates against minorities pastimes and restricts access to rights of way that have been in place for centuries.