Unauthorised Altered Shared Path

Unauthorised Altered Shared Path

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert A neighbour has built a two-foot high fence(people step over) across a “pro indiviso”(shared as a whole to a group of residents, as proprietors) path and narrowed it to half, through their property – without planning permission, around 12~15 years ago. It was adopted as a public path by the Council for maintenance, around 30 years ago.

Are the Council entitled to raise a stopping-up the path to prevent use of the path property that all residents own as a whole, without restoring it & the access to it?
Question Posted By – G. Buchan In Area – West Central Scotland

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission07-08-2015

    Hello.

    The footpath is now a public footpath (adopted by the council) and someone has erected a fence on part of the footpath?

    Without know all the detail this isn’t easy to answer however if the footpath is fully adopted there should be full access to it.

    I would recommend contacting the councils roads department who normally have responsibility for all the councils adopted roads and footpaths.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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