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No apparent footpath or right of way.

Reported via mobile in the Sign/Waymarking - Damaged/Missing category anonymously at 22:26, Wed 13 April 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3458469.

The footpath is not clear, it leads to a locked gate, if we are supposed to go through the farm then there are no signs to direct us if coming from the footpath behind services. We wondered around but ended up making our own exit out through barb wire and through a hedge. I reported this a year ago but nothing has been done about it. So just to clarify- footpath needs clear markings of which way to exit onto the road. Footpath is not as shown on my Ordnance survey map.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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 Highways at 22:26, Wed 13 April 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry, Site visited. We are currently investigating this matter and hope to give you an update shortly.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:56, Thu 14 April 2022

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:00, Thu 12 May 2022

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:02, Thu 12 May 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry, Site visited. The locked gate that you approached is the correct path on this right of way. we have contacted the land owner to inform them to either keep the gate unlocked or to provide a clear opening so that right of way can be easily accessible. Reference Def276870.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:04, Thu 12 May 2022

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Rejected

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:20, Wed 30 November 2022

  • I am a different person from whoever reported this in April 2022 and note that there is still no access to public footpath GW20 where it joins Pytchley Lane, and no signage indicating its location from the road. The Definitive Map (NNC interactive version) and OS map show the public footpath should lie between Marshes Barn Farm house and a barn area. On the ground, the whole farm site is surrounded by a fence and access to the barn yard is blocked by a locked gate. The footpath on the ground across the field does not follow the curved shape on the maps. However, a straight track can be followed, from where it connects to footpaths GW1 and GD8 at the eastern end of Coppicemoor Spinney, up to the north eastern edge of the barn yard by Pytchley Lane. At the barn end, the track is blocked by locked green metal gates. These gates bear a notice on the side facing the road, which reads "Private Road No Access Without Permission". There is no other access point, with barbed wire fencing running around the edge of the field to the gates. There is no sign indicating the public footpath. It is a legal requirement for the Local Authority to place a signpost where a right of way meets a highway. Moreover, there should be access to this public right of way, so either the gate needs to be unlocked, or a stile or other clear opening should be provided.

    Posted anonymously at 16:38, Monday 17 April 2023

  • 18 months on and still not sorted!

    Posted anonymously at 21:03, Tuesday 3 October 2023

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