Public Rights of Way and Access to Land

Fourth Edition

By Angela Sydenham

Public Rights of Way and Access to Land succeeds in clarifying an arcane and often archaic law. The book explains the creation and loss of public rights of way and access to land in the UK, how their existence can be ascertained, and the nature of the obligations to maintain and manage them. This fourth edition has been comprehensively updated to take account of recent developments. It sets out the UK's Countryside and Public Rights of Way Act 2000 in full, with annotations to indicate when the various sections commenced, together with all relevant provisions from the Marine Act 2009, the Highways Act 1980, the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, as well as other relevant planning notes and guidance. Contents include: definitions and classes of public rights of way and analogous rights * the legal interests and rights of highway authorities, landowners, users, and utility companies * creation of public rights of way * extinguishment and diversion orders * recording rights of way * confirmation of orders * ascertaining public rights of way * maintenance of highways * interference with public rights of way * management, common problems, and conservation * background to the UK's Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 * access land * rights and obligations of the public * rights and obligations of owners and occupiers * entry to access land * management * coastal access * appendices.

727 pages

Publication Date: 11/30/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846612565