Report of Director of Corporate Service
The Panel considered a report by the Director of Corporate Services regarding an application by Mr. M. Reay for a Modification Order under Section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add a Public Bridleway from Blorepipe Farm to Public Bridleway No. 49 Eccleshall Parish at Bishops wood to the County Council’s Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way.
The report was presented verbally to take Members through the Various legal, documentary and historical evidence relevant to the application. In applying these tests, Members were made aware that they should examine the evidence in its totality.
During their consideration of the application, Members had regard to the appendices attached to the report including:- (i) a copy of a location plan of the alleged route; (ii) a copy of the Application and associated submitted letters and documents; (iii) a copy of Deposited Railway Plan; (iv) a copy of Deposited Railway Plan Record Book; (v) a copy of Ordnance Survey Map 1 Inch to a Mile; (vi) a copy of 1902 Ordnance Survey Map; (vii) a copy of Walker’s Map; (viii) a copy of Wright and Cherrington’s Map and; (ix) a copy of a Landowner’s questionnaire submitted by M. A. Jones.
Following their detailed consideration of the application, the Panel decided that the available evidence was sufficient to show a Public Bridleway was reasonably subsisted to subsist along the claimed route.
RESOLVED – (a) That the report be received and noted.
(b) That the evidence submitted by the Applicant and that discovered by the County Council is sufficient to conclude that a Public Bridleway, which is not currently shown on the County Council’s Definitive Map and Statement, is reasonably alleged to subsist along the route shown marked A to B on the plan attached at Appendix A to the report, and should be added to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way as such.
(c) That an Order be made to add the Public Right of Way shown on the plan attached at Appendix A to the report and marked A to B to the County Council’s Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way for the Borough of Stafford.