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Overgrown footpath

Reported in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 15:28, Tuesday 25 June 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 2 minutes later. ref: 1673980.

This footpath was originally across a field, however since the field was subdivided into paddocks either side of the RoW, a few years ago each summer ungrazed footpaths become almost impassable. Is there any obligation for the landowner or tenant to keep these footpaths clear?

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:45, Tuesday 25 June 2019

  • We are aware of the issue along this RoW, however there is currently an anomaly along this path. The line of the path is in question and until this matter is resolved we cannot carry out any enforcement action to clear the line of the path.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:09, Monday 15 July 2019

  • This is footpath PE6 The line of the path Deviates on joining PE24 creating a permissive path before PE24 rejoins the correct Line. The permissive path created by walkers in the 1980s was due to the frequent flooding of the lower level PE24 east of this field which is presently overgrown. Investigation will also show that prior to the mid 1960s the current PE6 was in fact the bridleway rather than the current route designated as PE24. PE24 crosses a scheduled monument (former manor house) and there is no way you could drive a horse and cart along it between the junction with PE6 and PE2

    Posted anonymously at 13:48, Monday 15 July 2019

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