Footpath closure where footpath goes through home/garden/drive.

The footpath law in the UK should be reviewed to protect the rights of privacy and security of homeowners where a footpath goes through their home/garden/drive.  

Why is this idea important?

The footpath law in the UK should be reviewed to protect the rights of privacy and security of homeowners where a footpath goes through their home/garden/drive.  

give us back our rights on crown beaches and foreshore

the crown holds the foreshore for the common man, we own the foreshore. the law has err oded our rights so that   only   people fishing have a legal right to walk the foreshore.  crown land was passed to parliment in return for civil list purse  the foreshore was bundled in this lot. crown estates are now exploiting this to raise money. councils are restricting access and the courts are backing them. they cannot stop people fishing or digging bait  as this is confirmed by the magna carter. there should therefore be no restriction or hinderance to the launching of fishing boat , but councils are making up their own rules and enpowering them with bye laws             as  we stand common man has no rights to walk on the beach or foreshore            this is totally against the principle to which the crown was allowed to hold this land

Why is this idea important?

the crown holds the foreshore for the common man, we own the foreshore. the law has err oded our rights so that   only   people fishing have a legal right to walk the foreshore.  crown land was passed to parliment in return for civil list purse  the foreshore was bundled in this lot. crown estates are now exploiting this to raise money. councils are restricting access and the courts are backing them. they cannot stop people fishing or digging bait  as this is confirmed by the magna carter. there should therefore be no restriction or hinderance to the launching of fishing boat , but councils are making up their own rules and enpowering them with bye laws             as  we stand common man has no rights to walk on the beach or foreshore            this is totally against the principle to which the crown was allowed to hold this land

Local Footpaths

Local footpaths have been re-opened, however common sense does not prevail as some are dangerous. Can footpaths which have been re-opened, to great expense to the tax payer, be reviewed to see whether dangerous or not.

Why is this idea important?

Local footpaths have been re-opened, however common sense does not prevail as some are dangerous. Can footpaths which have been re-opened, to great expense to the tax payer, be reviewed to see whether dangerous or not.

Give control of all footpath matters to council

Currently, if there is as little as one objector to a footpath issue, the matter must be decided at the national level by the "Planning Inspectorate".  It should be up to the various local and regional councils to make the decision, unless there are many firm objectors (say 20).  This would prevent objectors who have a personal issue from obstructing a change.

Why is this idea important?

Currently, if there is as little as one objector to a footpath issue, the matter must be decided at the national level by the "Planning Inspectorate".  It should be up to the various local and regional councils to make the decision, unless there are many firm objectors (say 20).  This would prevent objectors who have a personal issue from obstructing a change.

repeal of section 130 of Highways Act

This law is the bane of all landowners who have public rights of way on their land. It allows an individual who is very likely to be an extremist neighbour with an agenda to take action against a local authority for alleged obstructions to footpaths. It engages the landowner in a lengthy and costly dispute with three parties (the local authority,the neighbour and himself) and ends in some very questionable judgements which are often of no value to anyone and could have been better sorted out if all three parties could have sat around a table to resolve an issue. The local authority ends up paying a fortune for something they have the power to control themselves. This is a law which is a typical labour law which was designed to set people against people and neighbours against neighbours and is of absolutely no benefit to anyone. It is important to remeber that this applies to public rights of way over people's private land.

Why is this idea important?

This law is the bane of all landowners who have public rights of way on their land. It allows an individual who is very likely to be an extremist neighbour with an agenda to take action against a local authority for alleged obstructions to footpaths. It engages the landowner in a lengthy and costly dispute with three parties (the local authority,the neighbour and himself) and ends in some very questionable judgements which are often of no value to anyone and could have been better sorted out if all three parties could have sat around a table to resolve an issue. The local authority ends up paying a fortune for something they have the power to control themselves. This is a law which is a typical labour law which was designed to set people against people and neighbours against neighbours and is of absolutely no benefit to anyone. It is important to remeber that this applies to public rights of way over people's private land.