Guidance

Rights of way advice note 15: breaks in user caused by foot and mouth disease

Breaks in user caused by foot and mouth Disease: restrictions on access to claimed rights of way under foot and mouth disease control measures.

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Rights of Way Advice Note 15

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Inspectors may hear evidence that restrictions on access to claimed rights of way under foot and mouth disease control measures will constitute an “interruption” in user for the purposes of section 31(1) of the Highways Act 1980. This Advice Note explains the Planning Inspectorate and DEFRA’s views on the subject, although it must be emphasised that, as far as we know, the matter has not been tested in court.